Reviews for Brain Food : Recipes for Success in School, Sports, and Life

Library Journal Reviews 2007 September #1

Caruana, an educator, and Hammer, a nutritionist, guide parents in creating and understanding good nutrition for their children. Parents who have no foundation will find this work informative and helpful, especially if they need assistance in altering their children's diets because of lethargy or weight gain. There is a nifty chart of "The Best" and "The Worst" foods in various categories; although it oversimplifies food, it helps one decide on which foods to cut down on and which to purchase in bulk. The major fault here is that the recipes are filled with packaged foods and various instant mixes. This book takes part in the growing nationwide acceptance of "special children's foods" that are fun and healthy but are a "snap" to make. Although the cover is full of whole foods, the content slightly overlooks the fact that they are better, healthier, and also less expensive than prepackaged, presliced, and processed food items. Recommended for public libraries with a cookbook/child development collection.--Claire A. Schaper, Franklin Inst., Philadelphia

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