ACE Fitness Nutrition Manual

Fitness Nutrition Manual The ACE Fitness Nutrition Manual is an essential text for health and fitness professionals new to the industry and veterans looking to expand the breadth of services they offer clients. It includes a wealth of knowledge and skills to help professionals maximize their expertise in nutrition while staying within the bounds of scope of practice. Registered dietician Dr. Natalie Digate Muth, MPH, offers her insight on teaching clients to read and compare nutrition labels, instructions for effectively obtaining diet history and using it to facilitate goal setting, and methods of preparing simple and healthy meals.

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Dr Muth with her children

Natalie Digate Muth with her
children, Mariella and Tommy

"Eat Your Vegetables" and other mistakes parents make:
New book redefines how to raise healthy eaters

Eat Your Vegetables and other mistakes parents make How do you get a picky eater who refuses everything to ask for fruits and vegetables? How do you get children to try more nutritious foods when all they want is something sweet and salty? How do you raise healthy eaters without constant mealtime battles?

Dr. Natalie DigateMuth, pediatrician, registered dietitian, and mother of two, shows parents how to – step by step – shape the child psyche to help kids embrace fruits, vegetables and myriad other healthful foods without constant mealtime battles, bribes and downright coercion. The strategies, tailored to a child’s age and development, are based on scientifically-proven research, real-life anecdotes and expert advice.

Dr Mary Saph Tanaka

Mary Saph Tanaka

"As parents, we all struggle with how to get our children to actually want to eat a healthy, balanced, diet," said Muth. "As a formerly obese child, a mother of a once-picky eater and a pediatrician acutely aware of the epidemics of obesity and inactivity in our children, I am highly motivated to help children and parents work together – free of mealtime battles -- to adopt healthy eating and activity habits."

Each chapter is followed by simple, delicious, and kid-friendly recipes developed by Dr. Mary Saph Tanaka, pediatrician and talented amateur chef, that help readers immediately turn the information contained within the chapters into action – starting with the next meal or snack.

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Praise for the Book

"With many of today’s children being raised on fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness, Dr. Muth gives parents direction in this step by step guide for shaping a child’s psyche to help them embrace and enjoy fruits and vegetables without battles or bribes."

Dr Tanya Altmann, author of, Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers

"…a voluminous resource, brimming with concrete ideas, suggestions, and recipes. Dr. Muth does this all without 'preaching' to parents. She manages to communicate a great deal of information with a warm and understanding tone, bridging the perspectives of pediatrician and parent. Thus, her book will not alienate parents who may have initially had more difficulty getting their children to eat more healthy foods. I will recommend the book to all of my parent-friends."

Kristina L. McDonald, Ph.D., mom and developmental psychologist at the University of Alabama

"Natalie Muth has studied the literature and the expert recommendations for infants and toddlers and has synthesized and written an accessible and easy to follow book for parents, grandparents and pediatricians. This book is destined to be the essential guide for parents on how to feed their young children. After reading this book, meals will more likely be healthy and a happy family time."

Wendy Slusser, MD, MS, FAAP, Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health
and Medical Director of UCLA FIT for Healthy Weight Program at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

"…a scientifically supported, commonsense approach to improving the overall health and well-being of our nation’s youth… This book is a must read for any parent interested in helping their children experience the joys of healthy eating and leading a physically active lifestyle."

Cedric X. Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, Chief Science Officer for the American Council on Exercise

"…This book is a 'must read' for parents (or grandparents)—whether they have an infant, a toddler, or a school-aged child—and a wonderful resource for childcare providers."

Leann Birch, Ph.D. Director, Center for Childhood Obesity Research Distinguished Professor,
Department of Human Development and Family Studies College of Health
and Human Development The Pennsylvania State University

" Eat Your Vegetables is so full of resources and sound advice that even a reader who is not making one of the identified 'mistakes' will still find much to learn and use here. Several times while reading the book, I would stop and ask myself, 'Why haven’t I heard about this book in the media before? It’s so awesome!'"

Bettina Elias Siegel, The Lunch Tray
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"'Eat Your Vegetables and other mistakes parents make' is the best book I’ve read that helps parents manage the food warfare struggles that sometimes confront well-meaning parents, while trying to raise a healthy normal weight child."

Joyce Bunderson,
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"Technically not a cookbook (although recipes are included at the end of each section), this book serves more as a how-to guide. The author, a pediatrician, registered dietician and mom, gives parents advice on building life-long healthy eaters without the traditional tricks, bribes and mealtime battles...The best piece of advice I came away with? It’s not so much about what your child eats but more about your approach. And my new approach includes refraining from uttering, “Eat your vegetables!” As I incorporate strategies I learned from this book. I’m pretty confident that our family is developing healthy patterns and eating a variety of produce."

Sarah Krause, The Packer Fresh Talk Blog
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