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Early Sprouts Cookbook

Early Sprouts Cookbook

Authors: Karrie Kalich, PhD, Lynn Arnold, RD, LD, Carole Russell
Product Code: 540429
ISBN: 978-1-60554-042-9
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Promote healthy eating habits with delicious Early Sprouts recipes!

The Early Sprouts Cookbook is packed with more than seventy child-tested and child-approved recipes that contribute to children's well-rounded diets. These recipes incorporate vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and other nutrient-rich ingredients into preschoolers' meals—each aligning with the USDA Food Guide Pyramid and CACFP guidelines.

In addition to nutritious and delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, and special celebration recipes, you will find

  • Recommended nutrition guidelines for young children
  • A review of the Early Sprouts approach
  • Tips to create a child-friendly cooking environment
  • Information on creating partnerships with families as you create a nutritionally purposeful environment

The Early Sprouts Cookbook complements Early Sprouts: Cultivating Healthy Food Choices in Young Children, a complete nutrition and gardening curriculum to help preschoolers develop preferences for healthy foods. Age Focus: 3-5. Softbound, 216 pgs.

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Review: California Bookwatch - March 1, 2012
The Early Sprouts Cookbook is a fine pick for any concerned with early childhood nutrition, from daycare providers to early childhood teachers and parents. It packs in recipes for nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack dishes small kids will approve of and love - recipes that contribute to better diets. From recommended nutrition guidelines for young kids to an approach that incorporates the latest USDA and CACFP guidelines, this offers tips on working with families and kids to provide better nutrition, and is a top pick for any early childhood educator.
Review: The Midwest Book Review- Children's Bookwatch December 2011 - December 1, 2011
"The Early Sprouts Cookbook" is written in the tradition of encouraging healthy food choices such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, in young children. To that end, "The Early Sprouts Cookbook" is part cookbook, part nutrition re-educator for adults and small children. A plethora of delicious, kid friendly recipes are nonetheless featured, for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and special seasonal celebrations, with an additional chapter on original Early Sprouts recipes, including Cheddar and Chard Quesadillas, English Muffin Pizzas with Homemade Sauce, Green & Orange Pasta Salad, and Butternut Squash Fries. Many excellent food choices are incorporated into recipes that are easy to adapt to helping hands of little ones. Fresh foods and whole grains and other healthy choices are always featured and encouraged. "The Early Sprouts Cookbook" is a frontline fighter in the national battle against childhood obesity, and as such, it belongs on the shelves of parents, families with young children, preschools, libraries, and consumer health education resources.
Review by: Research Book News, October 2011 edition of Research Book News - October 1, 2011
Kalich et al. who teach health science and nutrition at Keene State College, offer about 60 recipes for teachers, child care providers, and parents to help preschool children develop healthy eating habits. The recipes, based on their Early Sprouts approach for a nutritionally purposeful preschool environment, incorporate vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and other nutrient-rich ingredients. The authors outline early learning guidelines, ways to cook with young children and partner with families, and the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program requirements for children aged three to five years. Recipes include nutrition information and food suggestions. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

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