So How Do You Get a Handle on Sugar Consumption for Your Family?

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In response to this Sunday's New York Times front page feature, Low carbs? Who cares? Sugar is the latest demon, , bestselling parenting author Vicki Lansky says you need to do your homework

In response to this Sunday's New York Times front page feature, Low carbs? Who cares? Sugar is the latest demon, , bestselling parenting author Vicki Lansky says you need to do your homework—and it's really not that hard. Cutting back on sugar is the focus of her book, TAMING OF THE C.A.N.D.Y.* MONSTER Recipes and Tips for Feeding Junk Food Fans & Picky Eaters. It was on the New York Times bestseller list for 16 weeks in 1978 after Lansky's appearance on the Phil Donahue show when she demonstrated just how much sugar is hidden in everyday foods. The book has been updated for today’s parent and its message of how to shop better, keep your refrigerator and pantry stocked with items kids like, and to use sugar mainly in baking nutrient-dense desserts and snacks is as current today as ever. (*C.A.N.D.Y. stands for Continuously Advertised Nutritionally Deficient Yummies.)

"Minimizing sugar intake was of interest then and it still is—especially when you are feeding children. There just isn't room to eat a nutritious diet when kids fill up on food items that are high in empty calories. I’m also delighted that cereal companies are now offering lower sugar choices even thought it has taken 25 years for them to get the message," Lansky says. "I am not advocating a sugar-free life but cutting back is do-able."

Her first book, FEED ME I'M YOURS, which features how to make your own baby food, has sold over 3 million copies and set Lansky on her path of authoring over two dozen additional books that have sold well over 6 million copies. FEED ME I'M YOURS, a long time favorite of new parents, was updated in 2005 for its 30th anniversary edition. Vicki Lansky is a trusted name in ideas for feeding kids, and in parenting and practical household advice. She is also a contributing editor to Family Circle Magazine.

Link to NY Times article mentioned above:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/business/15sugar.html?ex=1116820800&en=7fa6820291e788eb&ei=5070

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