Eileen Behan

About Eileen Behan

We all know that obesity has become an epidemic with far-reaching consequences. Our health and economy suffer due to our poor food choices and the unprecedented dietary abundance we face—our great grandparents had only 900 food items in a grocery store, but today’s supermarket can carry 45,000 items with almost 1,000 new ones added monthly. Understanding this environment that leads to obesity is the most important health issue parents will face—and obesity prevention starts before a baby is even eating from the family table.

There are many debates on what to do next—but Eileen Behan, registered dietician with more than twenty-five years of experience and bestselling author of Eat Well, Lose Weight While Breastfeeding, tells us what to do now with THE BABY FOOD BIBLE: A Complete Guide to Feeding Your Child, from Infancy On (Trade Paperback Original; $15.00).

Behan knows the only way to solve the problem in the long term is to teach our children good eating and nutrition habits in the first two years of life—and the best place to teach good nutrition is right at home. Complete with a full chapter of recipes, an index of how to prepare and store over 100 foods, and a section of resources, questions and answers, this isn’t just a book of advice—it’s a full reference guide to the first several years of nutrition and the ultimate guide to help parents feel confident about the food choices they make and the foundation they create for their children to attain a lifetime of good health and the absence of food struggles.

Inside you will find:

  • The three simple practices that will teach children how to eat for the rest of their lives.
  • A complete infant feeding guide and tips on how to raise a healthy eater through 6 years of age.
  • How to reduce the risk of food allergy.
  • Teaching children how to recognize feelings of hunger and satiety.
  • How to deal with the picky eater.
  • When to buy organic—and when you shouldn’t bother.
  • Meal plans that will satisfy your child’s tastes in a healthy manner.
  • Guidelines on what to feed your child to help prevent common problems such as Celiac, constipation, colic, fever, stomachache among many others.

We have many challenges ahead as we deal with this new reality. One of the most crucial is that we must teach the new generations how to eat well from day one. THE BABY FOOD BIBLE will be a valuable resource for all new parents.