- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 10, 2000

Books

• "The American Academy of Pediatrics' Guide to Your Child's Nutrition: Making Peace at the Table and Building Healthy Eating Habits for Life," edited by William H. Dietz, Villard Books, 1999. This book features tips on how to get children to eat without badgering them and ideas for healthy lunches.

• "Child Magazine's Guide to Eating: Win the Food Wars," by Ann E. LaForge, 1997. This is a good, basic nutrition guide.

• "The Yale Guide to Children's Nutrition," edited by William V. Tamborlane, Yale University Press, 1997. This book offers practical advice on everything from allergies to picky eaters. It also includes child-friendly recipes.

Associations

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14th and Independence St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250. Phone: 202/720-2791. Web site: www.usda.gov. The USDA has copies of its 2000 dietary guidelines for Americans as well as the most recent food pyramid. Its Web site also features extensive sections on consumer nutrition and "USDA for Kids," a children's section aimed at teaching visitors about portion sizes, healthy eating and food choices.

On line

• The American Dietetic Association's Web site (www.eatright.org) has guidelines on healthy portions and nutritious food.

• The Tufts Nutrition Navigator Web site (http://navigator.tufts.edu) leads readers to hundreds of other sites concerning nutrition, calories counts, portion sizes and healthy eating.

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