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Healthy lunchbox : the working mom's guide to keeping you and your kids trim
McAllister, Rallie.
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Publication Information:
Washington, DC : Lifeline Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
250 pages ; 24 cm
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RJ399.C6 M398 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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As a mother you want to be sure your kids eat healthy and stay fit, but as a working woman you don't have time to eat nutritiously yourself, let alone monitor every morsel your child consumes. Dr. Rallie McAllister offers all working moms a solution to their dilemma.

Author Notes

Rallie McAllister, M.D., runs a family practice specializing in health and wellness, operates a weight loss clinic called Performax -- The Wellness Company, and hosts a health magazine TV show entitled Rallie On Health. She holds a master's degree in Public Health and a master of science degree in Environmental Health. Her weekly column, "Your Health by Rallie McAllister," is syndicated. Dr. McAllister and her husband live in eastern Tennessee with their three sons.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

More than just a cookbook, this volume addresses the growing epidemic of obesity in American children (and adults) with detailed explanations of the risk factors, causes and dangers. It also provides practical solutions-occasionally oversimplified-to help with a variety of issues that may hinder a working mom's ability to keep her kids fit and healthy. For example, McAllister explains, "nutritionally speaking, afternoons represent a four-hour danger zone for children, especially when they're home alone, without the benefit of maternal supervision." The tips she offers for setting TV limits, scheduling structured activities and making homes fitness-friendly might not be feasible for all families, but they're worthwhile suggestions. The back of the book focuses on healthy lunchbox meals; recipes for breakfast, snacks and lunch are generally simple and appealing, and they employ some wholesome packaged products for convenience. Nutritional information (including "G-factors: grams of fat, carbohydrates, and protein") is included for each recipe, and advice on what's best to get at the grocery store or the fast food chains mean even the busiest moms could benefit from the information contained here. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

1 The Working Mom's Dilemmap. 1
2 The Mom Connectionp. 15
3 Early Eatingp. 37
4 The Four Critical Hoursp. 53
5 The G-Factor Programp. 63
6 Beyond Pop-Tartsp. 101
7 Fast but Goodp. 133
8 Smart Snacksp. 147
9 What to Buyp. 167
10 Packing the Healthy Lunchboxp. 187
11 Meals That Workp. 195
12 Energy Outp. 219
Indexp. 241