Food Fights:

Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed With Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup

Knowing what to feed a child is one thing; getting them to eat it is another. Includes advice on:

  • How to pick your battles (and arm yourself accordingly)
  • Whining and dining, throwing food, and other dietary distractions
  • Heaping helpings, TV dinners, fast food, and other nutritional minefields
  • Eating out, grocery shopping, and travel
  • The 5-second rule
  • Drinking and dozing, juice, soda pop, and other classic drinking problems
  • Sick kids, vitamins, body weight, allergies, constipation, spitting up…and so much more.


American Academy of Pediatrics

"Presents a no-fuss approach to helping young children develop the healthy eating habits that will see them through a lifetime. Its delightful tone makes it a joy to read and refer to, over and over again."
—Elizabeth M. Ward, MS, RD, author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler 
"Food Fights makes it clear that raising children who are healthy eaters requires good role models for healthy eating. The tips provided throughout the book make it easy for parents to be those healthy role models."
—Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, LD, FADA, Nutrition Consultant
Food Fights should be mandatory reading for anyone responsible for feeding an infant, toddler, or young child. In their characteristically easy-to-read, humorous fashion, these two pediatrician moms have created the perfect tool to help parents and caregivers instill healthy eating habits, avoid temper tantrums, dodge flying vegetables and, above all else, maintain a healthy attitude toward the nutritional challenges of parenthood!”
—Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, editor in chief, The Wonder Years and editorial board advisor, Healthy Children Magazine
“Encouraging, compassionate, and clear for its compelling nutrition messages, this book will be a comprehensive source of information for any parent trying to guide their children to healthy eating habits and lives. I especially like how the up-to-date nutrition information is translated into real life situations.”
— Connie Guttersen, RD, PhD, author, The Sonoma Diet
Food Fights gives thorough, practical, fun-to-read advice for parents as they tackle some of parenthood’s most difficult challenges.”
—Claire McCarthy, MD, pediatrician, Children’s Hospital of Boston; pediatrics instructor, Harvard Medical School; and contributing editor, Parenting Magazine