- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 4, 2000


• "Are You Eating Right? Analyze Your Diet Using the Nutrient Content of More Than 5,000 Foods," by Judi S. Morrill, Orange Grove Publishing, 1997. This book can tell you just how much salt, fat, sugar and calories you are taking in with junk food.

• "Carbohydrate-Addicted Kids: Help Your Child Break Free of Junk Food and Sugar Cravings for Life," by Rachael Heller and Richard Heller, HarperCollins, 1998. The best-selling authors of the "The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet" outline how to break children of eating habits that include cookies, snack foods and soda.

• "The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains and Harming Our Children," by Carol Simontacchi, Tarcher Putnam, 2000. A nutritionist claims junk food is not only harming our bodies, but affecting our minds. She also offers a step-by-step program for ridding your house of junk food.

• "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet and Nutrition," by Dr. Andrew Weil, Knopf, 2000. The popular alternative-medicine doctor offers sensible ideas about eating whole foods, fruits and vegetables to stay healthy.

Children's books

• "The Race Against Junk Food," by Anthony Buono, Hcom Inc., 1997. The fruit and vegetable "kids," which are cartoon characters in the book, take on junk food in this picture book about healthy eating.

• "Good Enough to Eat: A Kids' Guide to Food and Nutrition," by Lizzie Rockwell, HarperCollins, 1999. This book for children ages 5 to 9 talks about vitamins, minerals and healthy food choices.


• The American Dietetic Association, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60606. Phone: 212/899-0040. Web site: www.eatright.org. This organization offers healthy-eating fact sheets and publications.

On line

• The International Food Information Council has facts about food additives, caffeine, sugar and healthy eating on its Web site (https://ificinfo.health.org).

• The Tufts Nutritional Navigator (www.navigator.tufts.edu) is a site operated by Tufts University. It is a search engine that will review and link you with hundreds of nutrition Web sites.

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