For most childhood illnesses, rest and sound nutrition are the best medicine. When your little ones are ill, the foods you serve can alleviate their symptoms and even speed their recovery. But how do you know what to feed your ailing baby or toddler? What best soothes a sore throat, eases nausea, or relieves your baby's teething pains? Here Eileen Behan, registered dietitian, professional nutritionist, and mother of two, provides the answers.
You'll discover: * Comfort food classics like rice pudding and cinnamon toast * Nutritious fluids and soups to soothe the symptoms of a common cold * Easily digestible foods that can relieve an upset stomach * Imaginative, no-sugar-added snacks for healthier teeth * Iron-rich dishes, and foods that aid iron absorption * High-fiber muffins, breads, dips, and desserts for regularity * Fun foods with the right amount of cholesterol for growing bodies * Just the right home remedies for fevers and flus * Calming recipes for a good night's sleep Eileen Behan explains the connection between food and common childhood illnesses from asthma to ear infections to headaches to vomiting -- and gives you recipes for simple, delicious, kid-pleasing dishes that will actually help your child feel better faster.
Eileen Behan is a member of the American Dietetic Association, a registered dietitian, and a mother of two. She has worked for the Harvard School of Public Health and the Veterans Administration. Her radio show, Food for Talk, aired on public radio in Boston for five years. She currently works as a nutrition consultant, helping families to improve their health through their diet. Ms. Behan lives with her family in New Hampshire.