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Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood, and Beyond

Alan Greene

ISBN: 978-0-470-50253-2

Sep 2009, Jossey-Bass

312 pages



The new "baby feeding bible" from the award-wining author of Raising Baby Green

Called the "Al Gore of Parenting" by Parenting Magazine, Dr. Alan Greene has written the follow up to his best-selling book and offers parents a definitive guide for making nutritionally-sound decisions for their children. Offers parents green choices for feeding children from when they are in the womb through toddler years.

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health and development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity, and prevent childhood disease. This must-have resource

  • Shows how what a mother eats during pregnancy effects her baby's health and eating habits for years after birth
  • Provides the definitive guide to "green" feeding for babies from pregnancy to toddlers
  • Filled with practical tips and advice for selecting and preparing earth friendly meals for babies
  • Shows the health benefits for babies who eat "green" with innate nutritional intelligence
  • The crucial follow-up to the best-selling book Raising Baby Green

In addition to working in his medical practice, Dr. Alan Greene makes regular appearances on the Today show and writes articles for the New York Times.

Foreword (Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé).


Introduction: Today's Greener World.

Part 1 How Nutritional Intelligence Benefits Your Family.

Chapter 1 The Journey Toward Feeding Baby Green.

Chapter 2 What You Need to Know About Nutritional Intelligence Before You Begin.

Part 2 Pregnancy.

Chapter 3 Early Pregnancy and Before (First Ten Weeks).

Chapter 4 Middle and Late Pregnancy (Second and Third Trimesters).

Part 3 Babies.

Chapter 5 Newborns.

Chapter 6 The First Months (About Two Weeks to Four Months).

Chapter 7 Starting to Sit (About Four Months to Six Months).

Part 4 From Babies to Toddlers (and Beyond).

Chapter 8 Becoming a Toddler (About Nine Months Through Eighteen Months).

Chapter 9 Toddlers (About Eighteen Months Through Two Years).

Chapter 10 A Glimpse Ahead (About Two Years Through Eight Years).

Epilogue: Learning to Love Great Food.

Biodiversity Checklist.


The Author.


?Babies are built from food,? writes Greene (Raising Baby Green) in this straightforward manual for eco-conscious parents. Most of the nutritional advice here will not be new to parents; it?s not specific to parents who are choosing organic or sustainable food. The strength of the book is in its personality. Greene shares his own childhood eating habits and takes a nonjudgmental approach, offering specific brand suggestions for organic baby formulas knowing that some mothers need that option. Parents of picky eaters will especially appreciate the tips for engaging toddlers in new flavors and aromas. Verdict This title will stand out among the proliferation of organic cookbooks for babies and toddlers, as it capably tackles the why (we feed our kids healthy food) and how (to get them to eat it). ?Library Journal Xpress Review(Oct 2010)