An evidence-based, practical resource that explores the many benefits of a plant-based diet and provides parents with the tools they need to feed their families for health and with joy.
A proper, nutritious diet leads to healthier children. While nearly all parents agree, most feel that their children are not eating a healthy diet. This is not surprising, given the difficulties of navigating the nutritional landmines of poor food choices fueled by busy schedules, and confusing, conflicting research about what diet is really best for health. Further, do the same rules for adults apply to growing minds and bodies?
Nourish offers the solution parents have been waiting for when it comes to deciding what and how to feed their families. Authors Reshma Shah, MD, a plant-based pediatrician and affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Brenda Davis, RD, a world-renowned expert and pioneer in plant-based nutrition, will empower parents to become the experts of nourishing their families.
Parents will learn:
How a diet centered around plants can optimize health, prevent chronic disease, care for our planet, and be an act of radical compassion.
Nutrition specifics for all the stages of childhood—from pregnancy and breastfeeding all the way through adolescence.
Tips, strategies, and mouthwatering recipes to bring all of this information to their dinner tables as they transition to plant-based eating.
Reshma Shah, MD, is an affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine and has been a practicing pediatrician for nearly twenty years. She teaches nutrition to pediatric residents at Stanford, speaks to parent audiences, and has won teaching awards both at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. She currently cares for patients at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and has additional training and certification in plant-based nutrition and cooking. She has been a featured guest on the Plant Trainers Podcast, Rouxbe Culinary School, and has written for Forks Over Knives. Dr. Shah obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine.
Brenda Davis, RD, is a world-renowned expert in plant-based nutrition and is award-winning author with over 800,000 books sold worldwide. She has been called "The Godmother of Vegan Dieticians"; by Veg News. Davis has been a featured speaker at medical and nutrition conferences in over twenty countries on five continents. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has been promoting plant-based diets since making the transition herself in 1989. Her personal and professional life goals are one and the same; to make this world a kinder, more compassionate place. Davis's work focuses on ensuring that everyone who wishes to be vegetarian or vegan can succeed brilliantly. In 2007, Brenda Davis was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.