The unhealthiness of juvenile diets has generated new concern about excessive fast food and nutritionally suspect mass-produced meals in children's daily fare. Dieticians Bissex and Weiss have written The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers
specifically to show just how to go about enhancing the nutritional value of everyday home cooking. Despite the title's somewhat sexist assumption (Are dads by nature uninvolved in, ignorant of, or averse to their offspring's good nutrition?), the book presents relatively simple ways of bettering recipes' nutrition by substituting lower-fat and lower-sodium ingredients and by always paying attention to labels. Each recipe has a table comparing fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium, and fiber levels of both the standard and improved recipes. Mark KnoblauchCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
A former dietitian for the U.S. Senate, Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD,
a sought-after speaker, spokesperson, and nutrition consultant for restaurants and food companies. She lives in Melrose, Massachusetts, with her husband and two daughters. Liz Weiss, MS, RD,
is an award-winning television journalist who has covered health and nutrition stories for PBS and CNN for more than a decade. Currently, she reports for CNN and is Contributing Editor for Health Magazine. She lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.