The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood

by Janice

I am not sure who ate more sweets this Christmas – my son or me. But I do know that the one reason I am relieved when the New Year hits is that we can get back to our regular eating habits.

What about you? Do you indulge over the holidays? Are you looking for ways to improve your family’s diet?

If this New Year you want to ensure your family is as healthy as possible, the Dr. Sears team has come out with a new book that might be the perfect way to start your year. I know that I am thrilled to have found it.

Although our family eats pretty well, I definitely miss the days when I could feed my son meals full of pureed vegetables. Now as he gets older, things can be a bit more challenging. And with our busy schedule – I find myself desperate for ideas about how to keep us all eating healthy foods.

The Healthiest Kid In The NeighborhoodThe Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood – Ten Ways to Get Your Family on the Right Nutritional Track is full of important information and useful strategies, tips and recipes to transform your family’s diet.

The Dr. Sears team will give you both the motivation to improve your family’s diet and the information and helpful tips on how to do it. The ten steps are laid out chapter by chapter, blending science and practical application, such as what foods you want to be feeding your family and what ones you should avoid, and how you can help your children to not overeat.

Whether you are looking to lose weight yourself, help your child lose weight, or just make sure you are all eating the right foods and have a healthy eating lifestyle, this book will have get you off to a great start.

Now I am off to eat my high fiber cereal…

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1 Christina January 5, 2007 at 1:37 am

I have read a few books by Dr. Sears and this looks like one I could really use. I am going to see if I can get it on Amazon next pay day. Thanks.


2 Karla~Looking Towards Heaven January 5, 2007 at 4:00 am

I love Dr. Sear’s parenting books. I’ve read them since I was pregnant with my firstborn.

I’ll have to look into this. This is something I strive for, but know that I give up on too quickly.



3 ChupieandJsmama January 5, 2007 at 9:01 am

We ate so poorly during the holidays that I’m embarrased for all of us. I’ve started a new diet for the new year, and I’m trying to get the family back on a healthier track. I’ll be checking out this book in the near future. Thanks for sharing:)


4 Adventures In Babywearing January 5, 2007 at 10:22 am

I love the Sears’ books! That’s a great one for the New Year!!


5 Amanda Joyce January 5, 2007 at 11:08 am

We LOVE Dr. Sears books! We’ll have to check this one out.


6 Dana January 5, 2007 at 11:46 am

yesterday i chopped up broccoli and carrots and added them to the spaghetti sauce
my kids were very dismayed but ended up loving it


7 Sue January 5, 2007 at 11:56 am

Thanks for the information. I’ll definitely be checking this book out! I am always looking for tips on having us all eat healthier.


8 Mary (Mert) January 5, 2007 at 12:38 pm

I have had almost all of the Dr Sears books about babies/toddlers in the past, and I love them. I am definitely ging to check this out. My 5 yr old has been sick with something or other since the start of kindergarten, and I know as hard as I try we don’t eat very healthy. thanks for sharing this, I had no idea that this had come out. :O)


9 Aimee January 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Sounds like a great book!

I usually don’t overeat during the holidays, but this year I sure did. I don’t know what changed, somehow I had an apetite! And now I have 4 nasty pounds to prove it too! :)


10 Sarah January 5, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Oh YES I need this book, lol.


11 Kim January 5, 2007 at 4:21 pm

I will definitely look for this book. We focus on healthy foods most of the time, but I would love more ideas. I thought that we had taught both daughters well the important of health, but recently when someone rather overweight asked one of my daughters if she wanted an extra dessert, she replied very sweetly, “No, that’s what makes you fat.” Great mothering moment.


12 jen January 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for sharing that Janice


13 Millennium Mommy January 5, 2007 at 9:06 pm

I think diet should be at the top of the list. Healthy family is a happy family. I believe there is a strong connection between food and happiness. I notice people eating bad food have a bad temper. I’m not saying we shouldn’t eat fast food but we should limit ourselves. Organic is the way to go. It’s the way our ancestors did it.


14 dexie January 6, 2007 at 2:20 pm

this is embarassing but i gained 3 pounds over the holidays. there goes my “eat moderately and exercise” diet plan… arrrgh.


15 Brandi January 8, 2007 at 4:34 pm

I only wish I would have seen this before Christmas! I know some families who have a hard time with this because they travel so much and are always on the go that sometimes fast food is the easiest way to go. I also feel that way, especially since I have been traveling so much for conferences.

Have a great day!

Oh and about emailing you, my computer has been down so I haven’t been on for a long time. I will email you because I would like some more insight on how to get my spiritual self in a better place, and have a better relationship with God.


16 yvonne levy April 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Is this good for 15 yrs olds as well????I NEED HELP!!


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