Thursday, September 24, 2009
Giveaway! Win the book "Real Food for Mother and Baby" by Nina Planck
Welcome to Mpls Real Food Lover's first giveaway! I have the opportunity to offer one of my lucky readers their own copy of Nina Planck's Real Food for Mother and Baby. There is so much solid information and wit within its' pages I am sure you will find much to glean from it.
I enjoyed both of > Nina Planck's popular books, the first, "Real Food: what to eat and why", and now "Real Food for Mother and Baby; the fertility diet, eating for two, and baby's first foods". I loved them both but Planck's newest book has really struck a cord with me as the mother of a young baby. It was published just as I was becoming a mom for the second time, and the author's advice on baby feeding and what to eat for optimal nourishment while breastfeeding is invaluable.
I loved the chapters on what a mother should eat during pregnancy and while nursing. She advocates a diet consisting of real food and based on real science (with many references); whole fat milk, grass-fed meat to help avoid pregnancy related anemia, butter from pastured cows, lots of seafood for proper fetal brain development and to meet mother's high protein needs (she includes sensible guidelines to avoid too much mercury, but also not to avoid eating fish), and whole-food supplements like > fermented cod liver oil and brewer's yeast for folic acid. Planck draws on historical food ways and modern, published studies to prove her reasoning behind these recommendations, which any discerning reader will appreciate.
Anyone who is planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant, or a parent of small children will find so much information in this book on nutrition, politics of real food and heartfelt personal tales from a mother whose goal is to promote real nourishment and say "no!" to industrial food in her home.
If you want a chance to win a free copy of this book please leave a comment telling me what interests you about "Real Food for Mother and Baby". For an extra entry subscribe to my RSS feed or my blog via email and leave a comment letting me know you did this. I will choose a winner via > random.org by midnight, October 2. Only US entries please.
For lots of fun blog posts about real food please check out > Food Renegade's Fight Back Fridays.
To connect with many more real food lover's please check out > Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop!
Congratulations Michelle@findyourbalance.com, you won the book!