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"First Bites" available on Oct. 11

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Hilary Kimes Bernstein


Stark County resident releases first eBook

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 Bites” proceeds will buy food for starving children through World Vision.

Bernstein, a Stark County resident, writes about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment on her blog, Accidentally Green ( Through Accidentally Green, she is part of the invitation-only Healthy Child, Healthy World Network. Bernstein was voted No. 13 in Circle of Moms’ Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms of 2012, and was named to the Top 100 Sites for Going Green in 2012. Bernstein worked at The Gazette, a daily newspaper in Medina, Ohio, for 10 years as a columnist and editor of the lifestyle section. She was awarded second place as the Associated Press Best Columnist in Ohio in 2003 and graduated from Otterbein College with a bachelor of arts, cum laude, in journalism.

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If you’d like more information about “First Bites” or if you would like to review a copy of the book, please e-mail Hilary Kimes Bernstein at or call 330-475-9063.

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