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TITLE: First Bites: How to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year

AUTHOR: Hilary Kimes Bernstein


RETAIL PRICE: $9.99 US (Digital)

ISBN: 9781623099503

PAGES: 104


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First Bites: How to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year

Is it really possible to instill healthy eating habits during your baby’s first year?


Unfortunately, many parents fail to realize this or know how to make it happen.

During her first pregnancy, journalist Hilary Kimes Bernstein didn’t know the health advantages or disadvantages of breast milk, formula, or baby food. She only knew she wanted the cheapest option that also was fairly simple. Once her son was born and she began making choices, Bernstein learned about the obvious health advantages – and disadvantages – of certain foods given to children in the first year of life through research and a lot of trial and error. First Bites is the book she wished she would have had during her pregnancy and her baby’s first year.

With twenty-seven chapters, First Bites helps expectant and new moms understand:

  • How breastfeeding and formula feeding are so different;
  • Why making your own baby food with an easy recipe is healthier than store-bought baby food;
  • When certain solid baby foods can be introduced;
  • What common – and preventable – food choices are harmful to children;
  • What the Bible says about feeding babies.

Filled with understandable explanations of scientific research, practical solutions, and lots of stories from real-life moms, First Bites is a fantastic resource for new moms who simply don’t have the time to do all of the research by themselves but want their babies to reap the rewards of a healthier start.

As an attempt to help feed hungry children around the world, ten percent of all First Bitesproceeds will buy food for starving children through World Vision.

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Full Bio

Hilary Kimes Bernstein writes about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment on her blog, Accidentally Green.

An experienced journalist, Hilary worked at The Gazette, a daily newspaper in Medina, Ohio, for 10 years as a columnist and editor of the lifestyle section, where she focused on family, food, home, travel, and entertainment. While at The Gazette, she wrote hundreds of articles, was awarded second place as the Associated Press Best Columnist in Ohio in 2003, and directly supervised a staff that won more than 25 awards. Previously she was employed as a staff writer at Christian Mission magazine in Charlottesville, Va.

Hilary graduated from Otterbein College with a bachelor of arts, cum laude, in journalism. While at Otterbein, she was an editorial intern at Release magazine, part of Vox Publications in Nashville, Tenn.; and Worldwide Challenge magazine, based out of Campus Crusade for Christ’s world headquarters in Orlando, Fla. Hilary’s Worldwide Challenge article, “Tending Our Talents,” is still used in training materials and Bible studies for Campus Crusade.

Through Accidentally Green, Hilary is part of the invitation-only Healthy Child, Healthy World Network, and she was voted No. 13 in Circle of Moms’ Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms of 2012.