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!

18 comments:

  1. I'd love to be includede in the contest. I have three children. My youngest is a little over a year, so he's still pretty new to food. I always love new info, so the book would be something I'd love to read! :)

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  2. I'd love to be included, too! I read the book but *need* ;) to own a copy. :)

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  3. Oh, and I subscribed to your feed! :)

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  4. Hi Emily. In my blog post on Wednesday I just wrote about how much I want to read Nina's latest book, even though I'm not near the baby stage yet. I read over her handouts (also available on the post) and am so curious why she recommends against food mills and purees and such. I added your RSS feed to my Google reader. Good luck with the giveaway! (I just hosted my first one last week. It was fun and I'm looking forward to hosting more in the future).

    Cheers!

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  5. Hello Emily! I am five months pregnant with my first baby and I am somewhat of a health nerd. I read anything I can get my hands on about food and nutrition. Needless to say this has exponentially increased since I found out about my pregnancy and I would love to have this book as a good reference for me and baby. Thanks!

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  6. Hi, I would love this book because I have small children and am expecting #4 at the end of October!

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  7. And I subscribe to your RSS feed.

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  8. Hi! I just found you through Real Food Fridays and have RSS'd you! Great site, so glad I checked you out and further: I would love a copy of this book. We're planning on starting a family (or trying to) next year, and I have been wanting to read this so much to prepare my body, nutritionally! Thanks for the winning opportunity!

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  9. I would love to own this book. I've heard about it, but haven't bought a copy yet. Maybe I will win and won't have too! Have a great weekend:)

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  10. I would love this book because my good friend is trying to get pregnant, and I am seaching for nourishing recipes so that I can cook for her during and after her pregnancy. Surprisingly, these recipes are hard to find! This book would be awesome.

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  11. I have just recently picked up Real Food (#1) and am soaking it up... I have one child, with hopes for another, and so would really love to get ahold of this book, too... thanks for the offer!

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  12. I would love to win this book because I have a son who is 19 months and is still being introduced to new things and I would like to learn somethings for both of us. Thank you!

    tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

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  13. As a pregnant mom, who was recently diagnosed with gallstones, I would love the chance to win this book.

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  14. I love Real Food and would be excited to read Nina's other book. Pregnancy is hopefully in the pipeline sometime in the next year....eeek!

    Also, I subscribed to your feed. Thanks!

    michelle@findyourbalancehealth.com

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  15. Hi! I'm new to your blog, but found you from Kelly the Kitchen Kop's site. I am due to have my fourth baby this week (Yeah!!), and would love to read this book. I LOVED Nina Planck's Real food: what to eat and why, and am sure this will have great information for me in the upcoming months. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  16. I just put this book on my wishlist. I have 7 children and hope to be blessed with more in the future.

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  17. Oh, I hope I win! I want to read this book because I am trying to get pregnant with #2 and had a hard time with breastfeeding #1. I would love to hear more about what whole, nourishing foods I should eat to make sure my body is ready to provide for baby!

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