Brentwood - Sunday, January 23rd at 2pm - Dr. Nina Shapiro in conversation with Cara Natterson discusses and signs "The Ultimate Kids' Guide to Being Super Healthy"

Join us on Sunday, January 23rd at 2:00 pm as we welcome Dr. Nina Shapiro to the store to discuss and sign The Ultimate Kids' Guide to Being Super Healthy: What You Need To Know About Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Hygiene, Stress, Screen Time, and More! Joining her in conversation will be Cara Natterson.

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Masks are required to attend.

Dr. Nina L. Shapiro has been taking care of children for nearly twenty-five years as professsor and director of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. With her recent book, Hype: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice -- How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not, she set out to debunk many long-prevailing myths and misconceptions about health, addressing the questions she heard frequently from patients in her practice, and from friends, acquaintances, and parents at her children’s schools. Her knack for turning evidence-based scientific research into “plain English” meant that with her help, readers could distinguish genuine health concerns from the ubiquitous “fake news” in our culture today. 

But after rewatching the film Fed Up, which focuses on the devastatingly poor nutrition provided to children in many public schools across the country, Dr. Shapiro realized that a comprehensive understanding of overall health must start MUCH younger. The result is her new book written for elementary school-age children, The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to Being Super Healthy: What You Need To Know About Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Hygiene, Stress, Screen Time, and More. Dr. Shapiro explains the whys behind parents setting screen time limits, establishing bedtimes, and insisting on well-balanced meals and snacks, with the goal that these young and impressionable readers grow up into adults who intuitively incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives.

Dr. Nina Shapiro is an internationally recognized children’s physician and health advocate. With more than two decades of experience in clinical and academic medicine, she’s a trusted expert whom her patients’ families and the media rely  on for candid and straightforward advice about what’s good for you and what’s not, and why. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Cornell University, Dr. Shapiro is Director of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) at the Mattel  Children’s Hospital UCLA and Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her previous book, HYPE: A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths: How to Tell What’s Real and What’s Not was a Publisher’s Weekly “Best Book of 2018” and has been translated into five languages.  A native of New York, Dr. Nina Shapiro lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

Cara Natterson, M.D., is a pediatrician, popular speaker, consultant, and New York Times bestselling author of multiple parenting and health books, including The Care and Keeping of You, a three-book series with more than six million copies in print, and Guy Stuff, the corollary for boys. A graduate of Harvard College and Johns Hopkins Medical School, Natterson trained in pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. After working as a general pediatrician for many years, she founded Worry Proof Consulting, a first-of-its-kind practice offering parents open-ended appointments. She also provides medical expertise for numerous parenting websites and serves on several boards including Starlight Children’s Foundation, Mattel’s Barbie Council, The Honest Company’s medical advisory, and Zemcar, a safe rides service for children. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two teenagers.


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Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
225 26th Street
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
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