- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 23, 2000

Books for parents

• "The Calcium Cookbook: 200 Recipes That Supply Necessary Calcium Rich Foods to Prevent Osteoporosis," by Joanne Ness, M. Evans and Co., 1998. This book has recipes that should appeal to adults as well as children.

• "American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Nutrition," edited by William Deitz, Villard Books, 1999. This guide offers healthy eating information, tips on dealing with problem eaters and advice on coping with outside influences when trying to maintain a healthy diet for your children.

• "The Family Nutrition Book: Everything You need to KNow About Feeding Your Children From Birth Through Adolescence," by William and Martha Sears, Little, Brown & Co., 1999. William Sears, a pediatrician and author of many books on child rearing and health, tells readers how to read food labels, what comprises a healthy diet and offers his list of the top 12 "family" foods.

Books for children

• "Good Enough To Eat: A Kids' Guide to Food and Nutrition," by Lizzy Rockwell, HarperCollins, 1999. This picture book for ages 4 to 8 explains what foods help you grow. It also contains child-friendly recipes.

• "The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes For Kids," by Joan D'Amico, John Wiley and Sons, 1999. This book for elementary school children explains the science behind nutrition.

Associations

• The American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60606. Phone: 800/876-1600. Web site: www.eatright.org. The ADA has guidelines on calcium consumption as well as menu ideas for sneaking calcium into a child's diet.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007. Phone: 800/433-9016. Web site: www.aap.org. The AAP's updated policy statement for "Calcium Requirements for Infants, Children and Adolescents" can be found on its Web site.

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