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Published: 23 January 2020

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190862121

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Kid Food

The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World

Bettina Elias Siegel

  • The first book to critically examine how America's food environment exploits children — and misleads parents
  • Exposes predatory food-industry techniques for both marketing directly to children and convincing parents that highly-processed products are "healthy"
  • Extensive coverage of America's school-food program, including why, even after Obama-era reforms, school meals are still so often dominated by processed foods, many bearing popular junk-food trademarks
  • Offers scientific and historical context to popular concepts like picky eating and the omnipresent but unhealthy restaurant "kid's menu"
  • Weaves in first-person accounts of real parents struggling to raise healthy kids in America
  • Authored by a leading voice on children's food environments and school food — herself a mom of two, a former food-industry marketing attorney, and one of the most successful petitioners in the history of

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