I thank the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for the use of facilities dur-
ing my research on this book.
This project was greatly enriched by my clinical experience at the Nutrition
Center, Hillcrest Educational Foundation, and Moise and Cevallos Pediatrics.
For feedback on drafts and otherwise facilitating my work related to this
book, I thank Maxine Taylor, Dr. Nora Hanke, and Dr. Mihaela Biscoveanu.
For their endless encouragement, I am forever grateful to my family.
Finally, I especially thank James Cuomo, without whom this book would
have been impossible.