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2nd edition

Food Fights

Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with a Bottle of Ketchup

Laura Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

In this fully revised 2nd edition, the authors bring together the science of nutrition with the practical insight of parents who have been in your shoes―offering simple solutions for your daily nutritional challenges.

346 pages
Item #: CB0067
ISBN 13: 978-1-58110-585-8

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Bring “peas and harmony” to the family table with Food Fights, 2nd edition!

 Knowing what to feed children is one thing.  Getting them to eat it is quite another!

In Food Fights, 2nd edition, the authors tastefully blend the science of nutrition and pediatrics with the practical insights of parents who have been in your shoes―offering simple solutions for your daily nutritional challenges. Whether you’ve got an infant, toddler, or young child, Food Fights promises entertaining, reality-based advice on:


▪ How to pick your battles (and arm yourself accordingly)

▪ Whining and dining, throwing food, and other dietary distractions

▪ Heaping helpings, TV dinners, fast food, and other nutritional minefields

▪ Eating out, grocery shopping, and travel

▪ The 5-second rule

▪ Drinking and dozing, juice, soda pop, and other classic drinking problems

▪ Sick kids, vitamins, body weight, allergies, constipation, spitting up…and so much more!


This revised second edition also includes new chapters on healthy breakfasts, what’s lacking in snacking, and supermarket sanity, and serves up important guidance on making sense of package labels and choosing foods wisely. Add the cornucopia of resources such as recipes for success, a nutrient primer, and phone apps that help families stay on a tech-savvy track to good nutrition and this new and improved edition of Food Fights is guaranteed to leave you satisfied.


Early Praise for Food Fights :

"In their characteristically easy-to-read, humorous fashion, these two pediatrician moms have created the perfect tool to help parents and caregivers instill healthy eating habits, avoid temper tantrums, dodge flying vegetables, and above all else - maintain a healthy attitude toward the nutritional challenges of parenthood!"—Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP, editor of The Wonder Years and editorial board advisor for Healthy Children magazine

"Food Fights presents a no-fuss approach to helping young children develop the healthy eating habits that will see them through a lifetime. Its delightful tone makes it a joy to read, and refer to, over and over again."—Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D., author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler

"Food Fights gives thorough, practical, fun-to-read advice for parents as they tackle some of parenthood's most difficult challenges."—Claire McCarthy MD, instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Boston and contributing editor at Parenting magazine




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About the Authors

Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP,  is a pediatrician and proud mother of 3. Having cofounded The Dr. Spock Company, Dr. Jana has since provided her reality-parenting advice to academic institutions, non-profits, major corporations, and media outlets nationwide, including CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and NPR. As a parenting and children's book author, she is also founder of Practical Parenting Consulting, advisor to the Walt Disney Internet Group and American Baby magazine, media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and owner of Primrose School of Legacy -- an educational child care center in Omaha, NE.

Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP,  is a practicing pediatrician and mother in Atlanta, GA. A frequent guest on national and local television, radio, and Web-based programs, she is medical editor in chief of, is the Living Well health expert for, contributes medical information to, and serves on the Parents magazine advisory board. She has chaired the young physicians sections for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association and formerly served as director of the normal newborn nursery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Drs. Jana and Shu are also the authors of the award-winning Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality .

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