Book Review | Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right by Joanna Dolgoff, MD
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. board certified pediatrician and author of the acclaimed book Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Lets Kids Be Kids, has created a simple and popular traffic light-based nutrition system that allows children to lose weight safely and effectively. The program offers a kid-friendly approach to help children learn the benefits of healthy food choices and portion control.
Rather than requiring children and parents to constantly track calorie counts and fat content, Dr. Dolgoff has divided over one thousand foods (with appropriate serving sizes) into easily recognizable â€œgreen lightâ€, â€œyellow lightâ€, and â€œred lightâ€ categories and (based upon a childâ€™s height, weight, gender, and age) creates customized plans that determine the number of â€œcolorsâ€ that should be consumed at each meal and snack. No food is off-limits and with Dr. Dolgoffâ€™s Weigh, kids are encouraged to be creative with their food selections…and to indulge every now and then!
This book is filled with useful information to start your child off with healthy eating habits that will hopefully be carried through their life and passed down from generation to generation. It is easy to read and has many wonderful receipes that any child will love. Even the picky ones. It is filled with ideas and strategies to get you from day to day living, vacation, eating out, healthy snacks and so much more. To order yours go to www.drweigh.comThe book retails for $21.99 US and $25.99 Can. and can be found in the Health/Diet sections of many bookstores and online.