Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids: The Cutting-Edge Program That Gets Kids Off Sugar Safely, Easily, and Without Fights and Drama

Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids: The Cutting-Edge Program That Gets Kids Off Sugar Safely, Easily, and Without Fights and Drama

by Jacob Teitelbaum, Deborah Kennedy

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The modern American child's diet is awash in sugar-including mainstays such as juice, chocolate milk, sugary cereals, soda, energy drinks, and fast-food burgers and nuggets with added corn syrup and sweeteners, let alone candy and cookies prevalent at school parties and play dates. Beat Sugar Addiction Now! for Kids gives parents a proven 5-step plan for getting and keeping their child off sugar. Bestselling author and noted physician Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and pediatric nutrition specialist Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D., give parents a toolkit for avoiding the common pitfalls such as guilt and temper tantrums, managing the 5-step process successfully on a day-to-day basis, and getting their child emotionally, as well as physically, unhooked from sugary drinks, breakfast foods, snacks, and desserts, as well as "hidden" sugars in foods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610586184
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., is one of the leading integrative physicians in the country. He is Medical Director of the national Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers and author of the best-selling books Beat Sugar AddictionNow! , Beat Sugar Addiction Now! Cookbook, andFrom Fatigued to Fantastic. An expert on the relationship between sugar and chronic illness, he is frequently featured in various media including Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News Channel, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah & Friends with Dr. Mehmet Oz. He resides in Kailua Kona, HI. Visit him online at

Deborah Kennedy, Ph.D.,is a pediatric nutritionist and has worked in the field of nutrition for more than 20 years at institutions that include Cornell, Columbia, Tufts and Yale. Her doctoral work focused on the impact of sugar and carbohydrates on brain and behavior. She has also worked in the field of childhood obesity as associate director of nutrition at Yale’s Prevention Research Center. She currently has a patent pending for a healthy meal delivery system and is the CEO and founder of Build Healthy Kids ( Dr. Kennedy has worked with noted physicians Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. David Katz. She resides in Guilford, CT.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Getting Started: The Parent Tool Kit for Ensuring Success 22

How to minimize the fights, tears, and drama that can come from taking away your children's favorite treats

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Beat Sugar Addiction Pledge

Questions for Parents about Their Eating Habits and History

Daily Added Sugar Tracking Tool

2 Part I Step 1: How to Limit Liquid Sugar in Your Children's Diet 48

The skinny on juice, flavored milk, and other "healthy" drinks that your children are hooked on

Part II The Lowdown on Liquid Sugar 68

What you should know, but probably don't, about the health hazards of liquid sugar

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Daily Beverage Intake Form

Coffee and Tea Goal Sheet

Flavored Milk Goal Sheet

Flavored Water and Sports Drink Goal Sheet

Soda and Energy Drink Goal Sheet

Juice Goal Sheet

3 Step 2: Revamp Breakfast 104

Start your children off the right way to avoid sugar hights and lows

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Revamp Breakfast Goal Sheet

Build Your Breakfast

Sugar Disorder Checklist

Breakfast Spy Facts

4 Step 3: Limit Sweets to One per Day and Enjoy Healthy Snacks 128

How too many discretionary calories and food-based rewards set your child up for a lifelong sugar addition

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Daily Snack Tracking Tool

How to Create a Healthy Snack

Fruit Checklist

5 Step 4: Make Over Dessert 152

Set rules and consequences and create healthy, tastly alternatives

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Make Over Dessert Goal Sheet

Healthy Dessert Options

6 Step 5: Find and Replace Hidden Sugars 176

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Points Calendar for Tracking Hidden Sugars

Ten-Point Healthy Foods Buying Pocket Guide

Conclusion: Where Do You Go from Here? 198

Tips to continue following a low-sugar diet every day

Parent Pull-Out Sheets:

Sugar Maintence Pledge

Total Points Calculation for BSAN for Kinds Program

Resources 206

Acknowledgments 212

About the Authors 214

Index 216

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