Welcome to the latest installment of Integrative Nutrition Reviews, where we consider books, movies, and other media related to health, food, and personal wellness. Want to suggest something for us to review? Post it in the comments!
When it comes to family-friendly, nutritious meal ideas and general tips for healthy eating, there’s an abundance of available resources. While this increased awareness is a step in the right direction, information overload can easily become a hurdle to your family’s health.
That’s where Integrative Nutrition graduate Nina Manolson steps in. Nina, a Smokin’ Hot Mom, is a Health Coach and family wellness expert. Her mission is to support readers and clients by cultivating a positive environment for nutritious meals, starting in the home. Nina participated in our 60-Day Challenge, which invited students and graduates to set and achieve big goals in only two months. She inspires us in this video recap, sharing her decision to write the book she’d been dreaming about for years.
The resulting text, Feed Your Kids Well in a World That Doesn’t: An everyday guide to make healthy food happen in your home and beyond, offers a practical plan for success, including lessons for parents, kid-friendly tips, and over 60 vegetarian recipes. As a busy mother of two and small business owner, Nina also relates her experience with obstacles such as time constraints, lack of cooking skills, and food allergies.
Nina’s book is a flexible resource, encouraging readers to modify recipes based on personal preferences or sensitivities. You can also look for “Nina’s Notes”, tips throughout the book that provide a glimpse at how her content applies to real situations, from dining out, to traveling, and staying healthy during the holidays – all while sparking your kids’ interest in nutrition!
To find out more about Nina, connect with her on Facebook. She also offers a free series through Healthy Yummy Kids, a 5-day step-by-step program with tips to feed your kids nutritious meals.
For more kid-friendly tips, check out our list of healthy moms to follow on Twitter.