Today is Registered Dietitian (RD) Day! March is National Nutrition Month and the 13th is dedicated to us RDs. The theme this year is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.”
On today of all days, I wanted to highlight a registered dietitian’s work. Not too long ago, I received David Grotto’s book: The Best Things You Can Eat: For Everything from Aches to Zzzz, the Definitive Guide to the Nutrition-Packed Foods That Energize, Heal, and Help You Look Great. I met David Grotto through our blogging together on WebMD’s Real Life Nutrition. He is an entertaining speaker, an awesome writer and knows his stuff when it comes to nutrition. His other books include 101 Optimal Life Foods and 101 Food that Could Save Your Life.
This book simplifies all things nutrition. Grotto has gone to the trouble of researching the best foods for all the vitamins, minerals and fats along with digestion, prevention of a variety of chronic diseases, anti-aging, mood and even keeping bad breath away. This is a great reference book to have!
Grotto delivers the information in an organized manner (something very important to me when it comes to books), with a good dose of humor and interesting facts. For example, he points out that “Kiwi was originally known as the Chinese gooseberry until Norman Sondag, an American importer, remarked how closely the fruit resembled the new Zealand Kiwi Bird” and that “rubbing banana peel on your skin helps repel mosquitoes.”
He also presents Shocker Foods — surprising facts about the food you eat such as chocolate helping to boost UV protection. I particularly like his chapter on “Hearty” foods and he provides lists of foods to help lower cholesterol, increase HDL and lower triglycerides. He even lists out “best fruits” and “best nuts” — there’s a lot to learn about everyday foods that pack a nutritional punch.
What I admire about The Best Things You Can Eat is it doesn’t dumb down nutrition information but it doesn’t make it too complicated either. It’s the perfect mix of facts, fun and readability. Even the most knowledgeable person about nutrition will learn something new from this book and be able to use it as a resource.
So to celebrate national nutrition month, I wanted to give this little gem of a book away as I was given two complementary copies!
Here’s what you need to do to enter:
1) Mandatory entry: Leave a comment saying why you’d like to win this book.
2) For a second entry: Join our Fearless Feeding Community (LIKE) on Facebook and leave a comment here saying you did. If you already like us, you can tell a friend about it.
3) For a third entry “Like” or tweet this page. Again, leave another comment.
One winner will be chosen using random.org. The winners will be announced on Raise Healthy Eater’s Facebook Page. This giveaway ends next Wednesday, March 20 5th, at midnight.
You must be 18 to enter. Products shipped within the US only.
Your description makes me want to win this book. I like fun facts along with good data.
Fat Bob says
A whole book full of things like “chocolate helps with UV protection”? Are these things actually true? Am I correct that the chocolate thing has one study behind it?
Because you can never learn enough about nutrition!!!
I’d love to win a copy of this book because I’m always looking for holistic ways to treat common problems. I don’t shun western medicine by any means, but it’s always nice to know if there is an alternative.
I love the new website by the way!!!!
I liked this page on facebook.
Amy (super healthy kids) says
I want to win! Right now I am on a big kick to promote foods to include in your kids diet! I am kind of getting tired of all the buzz around forbidden foods. This book sounds perfect for that reason!
Lisa Freeze says
I NEED this book! I am a mom to 3 boys under the age if 7 and we are in some bad food ruts right now. I am daily battling guilt that I am not giving them the best food-wise… But, yeah , there’s lots of “buts” ie: they’re so picky, I’m not a good cook, I don’t want to fight with them, I’m a vegetarian, hubs is a picky meat& potatoes and all things “white”, baby only has a few teeth, etc etc! I’d love to read this book, and see a RD prob too wouldn’t hurt! 🙂
Lisa Freeze says
I just “liked” fearless feeding on FB!
I’d like to win this book for several reasons…my youngest daughter has Prader-Willi Syndrome (the only known genetic syndrome for obesity – pwsausa.org and fpwr.org for more info) and we need to make our foods as nutrient dense as possible since she is allowed so few calories. In addition to the food being nutrient dense, it also needs to be/is our medicine. What she eats determines her bowel motility, her behavior, her energy levels, her cognitive ability. It’s overwhelming with the wide variety of information out there to sort it all out.
Not only that, but currently in my household I’m feeding a diabetic grandparent, an underweight and picky six year old, and in a year, a deployed husband coming home who wants to eat normally. The more I know about food the better able I am to help my family.
As for the facebook entry… 🙂 I’ve *liked* your page for a very long time. Love it, in fact.
The tweeting will have to wait for another day. No tweet account and no plans for one.
I have a growing family to feed. I like facts.
And now I like it on Facebook.
Karen D. says
I want to learn what the best fruits and veggies are!
Starr W says
I’d like to win this book because I would rather base my “nutritional medicine” on nutrition facts and not homeopathic remedies that are not medically sound.
Sandy K says
I have several health issues and my grandkids are living with me. I could really use the information in this book.
Erin M says
I would love to win this book! I am always looking for good information about food and nutrition.
angie r says
Sounds like a great read! I’m currently trying to change our lifestyle by getting away from the standard American diet. I want to make sure that I am feeding our kids the best foods possible!
DeAnne Williams says
This sounds like the perfect book for my family. I want to start healthy habits for my twins so they will have all the advantages of a healthy diet. I joined the Fearless Community on Facebook!!
As a school nurse and mom of a toddler who is passionate about good food and nutrition, I would love to win (and read) this book! Thanks for a great blog and such great meal ideas!
Liked your Fearless Feeding fb page, too!
Amaris Kohl says
I’m a dietitian too! Sounds like this would be a great resource. I’ve always thought you and I were like-minded, professionally!
Amaris Kohl says
I joined Fearless Feeding too 🙂
This book sounds wonderful!! I am always looking to be further educated on food and having it laid out in a conversational manner like this sounds great and memorable for those moments when you’re staring down the fridge. I’m always trying to feed my son, husband and myself well and have been struggling lately with my 3 year old’s pickiness, my southern husband’s predilection for fried foods and heavy meats and my mom (who watches my son two days a week) and her catering to my son’s food demands PLUS staying true to my veggie leanings! Sounds like this book will give me some concrete ammo in all of those conversations 🙂
And I joined Fearless Feeding!
Ilene Segar says
“The Best Things You Can Eat” sounds like just the kind of book I’m looking for. My husband is recovering from a very severe liver injury (one doc thinks from too much tumeric spice for his arthritis, and the other thinks from switch to a new statin). His is on the road to recovery, but lost 10 pounds in the process. Total recovery is in question and the condition is not one that responds to medication. I’ve been trying to feed him as healthily as I know how to try to heal his liver, but my knowledge is limited. Couldn’t get in with a nutritionist till the middle of April. The book would be a big help.
Thanks for the opportunity to try to win the book (we don’t do Face Book or tweet).
As a mother of two (2 yrs and 4 months) and one who has always made my own baby food, I’d love to have a copy not only to keep our duet as healthy as possible, but also to know why we’re eating what we are! Thanks!
And I joined Fearless Feeding. 🙂
Angela C. says
I want this book!! I am always looking for new ideas to feed my two kids, and my 4 year old son is giving me lately a hard time with the meals.
Angela C. says
I liked your fearless feeding page on facebook too!
I’d love to win this book, because I like the idea of eating healthy food to help you with certain ailments, rather than just taking medicine anytime you want to fix or prevent something.
I like Fearless Feeding on Facebook.
I “like” this page.
Liked you on FB
liked this page
this book sounds like a fun way to get ideas to try new things
Sara--Mac Kid Chicago says
Really working on cleaning up my family’s diet. This book would help!
Sara--Mac Kid Chicago says
Liked on FB.
I’d like to win this book because I have a lot of mouths to feed and bodies to grow healthy – #5 is due next month!
I joined the Fearless Feeding Community on Facebook!
Caitlin H says
I am a 21-year-old recent graduate about to go back to school for my second bachelor’s degree while working a full-time job. I would love to win this book because I’m going to need all the help I can get to keep myself alive and well 🙂
Robin from Frugal Family Times says
It looks like a wonderful resource. A nutrition book with a sense of humor?! Can’t say I’ve run across one of those in my career so far. For that reason (and all the others you listed!) I’m intrigued…
I would like to win this book because I can learn from it. P.S. RDDay was the 13th.
Liked the fearless feeding page on facebook.
Liked the Raise Healthy Eaters facebook page.
Would love to hear more about this book! Thanks for sharing!
Becca H. says
I’d love to win this book because I just had my first child and am striving to fuel myself with the best nutrition to pass on to her through breastfeeding.
Becca H. says
I like and follow fearless feeding on facebook 🙂
Becca H. says
I’ve liked this page 🙂
I would love to love this book as it sounds like it would help me.