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Smart Food For Smart Kids: Easy recipes to boost your child's health and IQ [Paperback]

Patrick Holford , Fiona McDonald Joyce
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1 April 2010
This full-colour cookbook is designed to help parents improve their child's diet. The ground-breaking Food for the Brain study, in which Patrick and his team worked with parents, teachers and school caterers to improve children's nutrition, showed dramatic improvements in energy, mood and concentration amongst the children following the study guidelines. The aim of this book is to share those guidelines and the recipes that produced such great results. Each recipe is carefully designed to provide optimum nourishment to aid with mental development, behaviour and academic performance. Smart Food for Smart Kids also contains menu plans and practical advice on planning, shopping, eating out and dealing with fussy eaters.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Piatkus; Reprint edition (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749953454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749953454
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 18.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Patrick Holford BSc, DipION, FBANT, CHNC pioneers new approaches to health and nutrition. He is the founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London (Europe's leading training centre for nutritional therapists), is Chief Executive of the Food for the Brain Foundation and the author of over 30 books.

He is widely regarded as Britain's best-selling author and leading spokesman on nutrition and mental health issues, hence being frequently quoted in national newspapers from the Daily Mail to the Guardian. Patrick is also popular on radio shows and national television as a presenter, interviewer and guest.

Patrick started his academic career in the field of psychology. While completing his bachelor degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of York, he researched the role of nutrition in mental health and illness. He became a student of the late Dr Carl Pfeiffer, director of Princeton's Brain Bio Center, and later a student of Dr Abram Hoffer, Director of the International Schizophrenia Foundation in Canada, who were leading the field in mental health and nutrition. In 1980 he started treating mental health patients with nutritional medicine.

In 1984 Patrick founded the Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION), a charitable and independent educational trust for the furtherance of education and research in nutrition. Today, ION is the largest training school in the UK offering a diploma course in nutritional therapy and is widely respected as a leading edge organisation by professionals and media alike. Patrick formed a relationship with the late Dr Linus Pauling, who became the Patron of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition.

In 1986, Patrick started researching the effects of nutrition on intelligence, collaborating with Gwillym Roberts, a headmaster and student at ION. This culminated in a randomised controlled trial testing the effects of improved nutrition on children's IQ - an experiment that was the subject of a Horizon documentary and published in the Lancet in 1988. This study was the first of its kind in the world and considerably raised awareness of the role of nutrition in intelligence.

During his years as director of ION, Patrick ran many educational campaigns that brought attention to the importance of zinc and pyrolluyria, disglycaemia, antioxidants, methylation and homocysteine, IgG food allergies, essential fats in mental health - factors still greatly underestimated in the treatment of mental illness. Patrick retired as Director of ION in 1997 to focus on writing, teaching and researching.

Patrick was awarded an honorary Diploma from ION and is also an Honorary Fellow of BANT (the British Association of Nutritional Therapists), and a Member of CHNC (The Complementary and Natural
Healthcare Council). In 2003 he founded the Brain Bio Centre at ION, a treatment centre pioneering the optimum nutrition approach for mental health, to formalise the treatment of mental health with nutrition and to act as a research centre. The Brain Bio centre is owned by the Food for the Brain Foundation, a registered education charity set up by Patrick to promote awareness of the link between learning, behaviour, mental health and nutrition. In 2007, Patrick was appointed Patron of South African Association for Nutritional Therapy, and in 2014 he was inducted onto the Orthomolecular Medicine Hall of Fame.

Patrick lectures and conducts workshops throughout the world on a wide range of topics, to the public, health professionals and the medical profession. In the UK he presents around 50 workshops and lectures a year. His knowledge, personality and enthusiasm, together with his strong scientific approach, helps him to stimulate lively debates, simplifying complex issues and help the public and professionals expand their understanding of health issues. Patrick is frequently involved in government campaigns and debates concerning optimum nutrition.

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An invaluable guide to healthy food for children, packed with practical advice and simple, delicious recipes that kids will love

About the Author

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London and is one of the UK's leading nutrition experts. Fiona McDonald Joyce is a nutritional therapist and cookery consultant who specialises in creating healthy recipes that don't compromise on taste.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 13 Nov 2007
Format:Paperback
If you feed your kids complete rubbish, both lacking in essential nutrients and crammed full of sugar and saturated fat, their behaviour and performance will suffer in a very real and measurable way. That is not really surprising. With the onslaught of marketing propaganda for convenient and deceptively unhealthy foods designed for children, it is sometimes hard to know where to start. This book gives parents genuinely useful tips and I found it surprisingly easy to follow. All this would mean nothing without results so I will simply say that my kids are happier, better behaved and doing better at School.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best cook book for all kids 17 Nov 2007
Format:Paperback
This was an excellent cook book, very easy to follow recipes. The food was what my children actually ate or were prepared to try.
Presentation was attractive and very clear.
Nutritionally the food was the best, but did not look boring or too different.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart Food For Smart Kids 8 Nov 2007
Format:Paperback
This book provides an extensive recipe repertoire for health conscious mothers wanting to provide economical, nutritious but yummy meals and snacks for their kids. The recipes are easy, quick and foolproof. Ideal everyday recipes for adults too.

An excellent present and a mouth-watering read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I've read this book 4 Jan 2009
Format:Paperback
I bought this thinking it might be good for our 2 year old and it's fantastic for all of us. Like 'Food Glorious Food' I use all the recipes and we love them.
I've found this a very honest, informative and fun book and unlike most of my cookery books I use it all the time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They are what they eat too! 8 Nov 2007
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What a brilliant concept. I got this to try to deal with my hyper active nephew who is uncontrollable after a mars bar! We had great fun in the kitchen together, and as we worked harder to keep to the principles and recipes in the book, he became significantly more controllable. A really worthwhile book for all those with kids
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful book. 22 Sep 2012
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A useful little book to refer to for healthy meal ideas. My daughter is only 18 months, I feel this book is aimed at children who are older from around 4/5 years of age, some of the recipes are not yet suited to a younger palate and certainly not too many of the treats, the courgette chocolate cake is delicious however, I thought I should test it first!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative and easy to recreate recipes 24 Oct 2012
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This is another good book by patrick holford very informative and lots of recipes which are so easy to recreate at home with easy to get ingredients.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 30 July 2013
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My six year old Granddaughter is very pleased with this book as she is able to help her Mum plan her meals. It's brilliant.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
I wish everyone would read it...very useful and real,not just for kids,it is for grown-ups also definitely ...high recommend it
Published 13 months ago by MVA
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy, practical, tasty food the kids will enjoy
Get the kids in the kitchen making their own healthy food. This book is a practical contribution to ensuring the health of the whole family not just the kids.
Published 14 months ago by Martin Cropper
1.0 out of 5 stars Crooks thrive in society
This guy is a proven crook and I can't believe the high marks he's getting on Amazon for his books. I suggest you all read Ben Goldacre's Bad Science to understand at which extent... Read more
Published 14 months ago by anti-scam
5.0 out of 5 stars My grandchildren love these recipes
A really good way for children to eat. The children are calmer and we don't have so many tantrums. Keeps blood sugar even.
Published 17 months ago by K. Croft
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I found this recipe book for kids food excellent as well as the nutritional information included. most of the recipes are practical, quick and not much more fuss than the processed... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Karen N
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks delicious
These recipes look delicious, haven't tried any out yet so cannot comment. But they look easy enough and I can't wait to try them
Published 19 months ago by kerrylass
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Bought to take on a long holiday with children - it was well worth it as healthy well rounded meals were planned and cooked to please all children, Lots of useful information... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for all parents
Brilliant book that is written in a concise way. Wonderful ways to include Omega oils essential for brain development in your children's diet. Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2011 by K. Mattioli
5.0 out of 5 stars SMART FOOD FOR SMART KID
Patrick Holford is great and everything he says is true. I follow his advices since 2000. I bought this book for my 4 years old girl and she loves every change made to her diet. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2011 by Valente
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I thought
Not enough information, I already knew most of the things explained in the book and the recipes were too easy. How to make a milkshake I would not call it a recipe. Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by sisma
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