Thursday, April 26, 2012

Busy Mom's Guide to Family Nutrition by Paul C Reisser MD

(Sigh) Well, I feel like I'm going to be disloyal to Focus on the Family with this review. This review is for the book Busy Mom's Guide to Family Nutrition by Paul C. Reisser, MD and is a book which is an "Official Book of the Focus on the Family Physician's Resource Council." In the foreward the author states that this book is a smaller version of a previously published more complete book.

So. . .my first impression of the book, upon receiving it. . .it looks like one of those books you find in the check-out line in the grocery store. Not the tabloids, but those little "meals in 5-minutes" type books, you know what I'm referring to? The table of contents shows a book of only 6 chapters. The book covers such themes as sugars/carbs/proteins, etc; reading nutritional labels, weight, diets, eating plans, etc.

As I read through the book I kept feeling like yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Nothing new, stuff I've read bunches of times in magazines, books, newspapers even. Honestly, this book is written for the "busy mom" but I'd say most "busy moms" probably know this stuff already. Maybe we don't always use the info we have read, but we've read this stuff before.

I did think this book would maybe be helpful to a teenager, someone who hasn't looked into these topics before, maybe.

There was one quote I liked in the book, one which I've read elsewhere also, but I'll give this book credit for it. On page 55 when talking about the various forms of veggies, they state, "Ultimately the best forms of fruits and vegetables are those that you and your family will actually eat." Great pragmatic view--now that sounds like a word of wisdom (or comfort) for a busy mom :) .

So. . .to wrap this up. . .I say save your money on this one. You can probably pick up the same info reading magazines while you're waiting in the dentist's office and the myriad of other places you wait as a "busy mom".

I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale Press for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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