Here is a bibliography to get you started. If your local library does not have any of these, they are readily available through interlibrary loan (US), or your librarian may ask the library to purchase (newer titles) for you, or the librarian may recommend a similar title that they do have. These books will be found in the Dewey Decimal system under 618.92 (pediatric health).
- Boakes, Robert A, David A. Popplewell, and Michael J. Burton. Eating
Habits: Food Physiology, and Learned Behaviour. Chichester: Wiley, 1987. A series of articles, including: The Acquisition of Food Acceptance Patterns in Children - Signals Determining Meal Size -
Cognitive Experimental Psychology of Appetite
- Piette, Linda D. Just Two More Bites!: Helping Picky Eaters Say "yes"
to Food. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006. Contents: Solving the
puzzle of picky eating -- Understanding growth -- Feeding skills --
Fussy babies -- Fussy toddlers and preschoolers -- How much nutrition
is enough? -- Making food desirable -- Food textures and flavors --
Family influences -- Mealtime do's and don'ts -- Food allergies and
digestion problems -- Feeding a chlid with special needs -- Special
services, tests and treatments.
- Wilkoff, William G. Coping with a Picky Eater: A Guide for the
Perplexed Parent. New York: Fireside, 1998. Contents: Have You Picked
Up the Right Book? --; Before You Read Another Word... --; A Few
Ounces of Prevention --; Not So Great Expectations --; Not to Worry
--; Getting Ready to Take the Leap --; Assembling Your Support Group --; Do You Need to Change Your Parenting Style? --; Everyone Needs Some Rules --; When the Rules Are Challenged --; If You Push --; Does
Your Child Have a Drinking Problem? --; Too Much of a Good Thing --;
A Banquet Once a Day ... Every Day --; Just Desserts (or Never Say
Never) --; So Now What Do You Offer? --; Getting Down to Basics --;
Suggested Menus --; Vitamins and Other Bad Ideas --; Some Final
- Healthy Eating for Life for Children. New York: Wiley, 2002. From the
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Drawing on the latest
medical and dietary research, Healthy Eating for Life for Children
presents a complete and sensible plant-based nutrition program that
can help you promote and maintain excellent health and good eating
habits for your children throughout their lives.
- Fish, Donna. Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve
Your Child's Eating Problems : for Children Aged Nine Months Through
Nine Years. New York: Atria Books, 2005. Presents guidelines for
parents on how to instill healthy eating habits throughout childhood,
counseling them on how to teach nutrition-based values and recognize
messages that a family may be unconsciously teaching children.
- Kleinman, Ronald E, Michael S. Jellinek, and Julie Houston. Let Them
Eat Cake!: The Case against Controlling What Your Children Eat : the
Pediatrician's Guide to Safe and Healthy Food and Growth. New York:
Villard Books, 1994. The premise of this book is that if a child is
healthy and his or her growth and development are normal there is no
need to obsess about the food that child eats. Contains hints and
tips about real-world food and nutrition, including meal plans,
menus, and the latest information on food safety and preparation.
- Pantley, Elizabeth. The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to
Encourage Your Child to Eat and Eat Healthy. New York: McGraw-Hill,
Contents: What you really need to know about picky eaters -- The fundamental four: attitude, environment, amounts, and rules --
Tips, tricks and tactics: Solving picky eater problems -- The
experts' favorites: Recipes even your picky eater will love
- Drewett, Robert. The Nutritional Psychology of Childhood. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2007. The Nutritional Psychology of
Childhood is a systematic account of research on the psychological
aspects of nutrition in children from birth to adolescence. It deals
with two major themes: the development of eating and the effects of
malnutrition on the developing child. Robert Drewett discusses the
developmental problems that arise with eating and food intake,
including nursing and weaning in infancy, the handling of solids and
the development of food choice and eating habits.
- Jana, Laura A, and Jennifer Shu. Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional
Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor and a Bottle of
Ketchup. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. The authors tastefully blend
the science of nutrition and pediatrics with the practical insights
of parents who have been in your shoes―offering simple solutions for
your daily nutritional challenges.