French Kids Eat Everything

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405517706
Size: 16.43 MB
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Far too many parents face an ongoing struggle to get their kids to eat well, so why is it that French children gladly wolf down all the things our kids hate - the dreaded spinach or broccoli, fish, olives, salad...? In French Kids Eat Everything, Karen Le Billon shares her experience of moving to France and finding the inspiration to transform her family's approach to eating. If you've ever tried hiding healthy foods in your kids' meals, bribing them to finish - or even start - something healthy, or simply given up in exasperation at your child's extensive list of banned foods, this book will strike a chord. It charts the author's enlightening journey from stressed mum of picky eaters, to proud - if somewhat surprised - parent of healthy, happy eaters. Along the way, you'll discover the 'food rules' that help the French foster healthy eating habits, why it's vital to get kids to try the same food many times over, the value of educating your children about food from an early age, why how you eat is just as important as what you eat - and much, much more. With tips, tricks, rules and routines for happy, healthy eaters - plus some fast, tasty recipes to try - this isn't just another tale of Gallic gastronomic superiority but a practical guide to instilling in your kids healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime (and ensure less stressful mealtimes for you too!).

French Kids Eat Everything And Yours Can Too

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1443408387
Size: 17.36 MB
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A must-read for teachers and parents.—Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat Moving her young family to her husband’s hometown in northern France, Canadian Karen Le Billon is prepared for some cultural adjustment, but she doesn’t expect a family food revolution. The fancy foods and snack-free culture she finds there are hard for her picky-eater daughters to handle. And equally hard for their mother, who is lectured-for slipping her fussing toddler a snack—a recipe for obesity!—and forbidden from sending a brown-bag lunch in lieu of the elaborate fourcourse-school lunches intended to teach children to love their veggies. The family initially rebels, but Le Billon begins to see the wisdom in-a simple set of unwritten food rules that govern how the French foster healthy eating habits and good manners in babies and children. She observes-that French kids willingly eat everything—from fruit salad to foie gras, potato chips to snails, spinach to stinky blue cheese—and that this practice is considered normal by everyone, including the kids! Moreover, since diets are almost unheard of for French children, Le Billon discovers yet another version of the famous French paradox: while French kids love to eat, they are rarely overweight. And, intriguingly, although French parents spend just a few more minutes per day cooking than we do, their homemade meals are healthy and tasty, appealing to both adults and kids. Combining personal anecdotes with practical tips and delicious, easy recipes (like Five-Minute Fish en Papillote, Baby’s Vichyssoise, Crêpes, Zesty Orange Salad, and Mousse Au Chocolat, French Kids Eat Everything is a humorous, provocative look at the way we feed our kids.

French Kids Eat Everything And Yours Can Too

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9781443408394
Size: 14.45 MB
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Karen Le Billon's two young daughters are typical picky eaters: Sophie flees from the table when confronted with foods she doesn't like (almost everything except pasta, toast, and fishy crackers), and younger sister Claire follows suit. So when Karen moves her young family from Vancouver to her husband's hometown in northern France, she is prepared for some cultural adjustment. But her idyllic dreams of cobblestone streets and baguettes under arms are quickly disrupted as her daughter's eating habits come under scrutiny: Karen is lectured for slipping fussing Claire a snack – "a recipe for obesity!" – and forbidden from packing Sophie a lunch in lieu of the elaborate meal on the school menu. Intrigued to find that French children feed themselves neatly and happily – eating everything from beets to broccoli, salad to spinach, mussels to muesli – Karen sets out to learn the secrets of French food education. Soon, she begins to see the wisdom in the food rules the French use to foster healthy eating habits and good manners – from the rigid "no snacking" rule to strategies for avoiding emotional eating. Adopting 10 French Food Rules, her (at times reluctant) family cures picky eating and learns to love trying new foods. But the real challenge comes when they move back to North America, where their commitment to "eating French" is put to the test. The result is a fun and witty memoir of a family food revolution, with surprising but happy results. French Kids Eat Everything suggests we need to dramatically rethink both the way we parent, and the way we feed children, at home and at school – and all of the tips, resources, and recipes to make it happen.

French Kids Eat Everything

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062103314
Size: 10.12 MB
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French Kids Eat Everything is a wonderfully wry account of how Karen Le Billon was able to alter her children’s deep-rooted, decidedly unhealthy North American eating habits while they were all living in France. At once a memoir, a cookbook, a how-to handbook, and a delightful exploration of how the French manage to feed children without endless battles and struggles with pickiness, French Kids Eat Everything features recipes, practical tips, and ten easy-to-follow rules for raising happy and healthy young eaters—a sort of French Women Don’t Get Fat meets Food Rules.

Getting To Yum

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062248718
Size: 19.37 MB
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From the author of the popular French Kids Eat Everything, a simple, easy and surprisingly fun way to change dinnertime reactions from YUCK to YUM. Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)? Getting to YUM is a practical and engaging guide for parents eager to get past their children's food resistance—or avoid it altogether. It introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters (Secret 1: Teach your child to eat, just like you teach them to read! or Secret 6: Teach me to do it myself: kid participation is every parent's secret weapon). Karen Le Billon, author of French Kids Eat Everything, coaches readers through the process of taste training, including strategies, games and experiments that will encourage even reluctant eaters to branch out. Over 100 delicious, kid-tested, age-appropriate recipes lead families step-by-step through the process of "learning to love new foods," enabling kids to really enjoy the foods we know they should be eating. Wise and compelling, Getting to YUM is grounded in revolutionary new research on the science of taste. Packed full of observations from real-life families, it provides everything parents need to transform their children—from babies to toddlers to teens—into good eaters for life.

Bringing Up B B

Author: Pamela Druckerman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698197213
Size: 16.97 MB
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The runaway New York Times bestseller that shows American parents the secrets behind France's amazingly well-behaved children When American journalist Pamela Druckerman had a baby in Paris, she didn't aspire to become a "French parent." But she noticed that French children slept through the night by two or three months old. They ate braised leeks. They played by themselves while their parents sipped coffee. And yet French kids were still boisterous, curious, and creative. Why? How? With a notebook stashed in her diaper bag, Druckerman set out to investigate—and wound up sparking a national debate on parenting. Researched over three years and written in her warm, funny voice, Bringing Up Bébé is deeply wise, charmingly told, and destined to become a classic resource for American parents.

The 7 Secrets Of Raising Happy Eaters

Author: Karen Le Billon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349404455
Size: 20.14 MB
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Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)? The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is a practical and engaging guide for parents eager to get past their children's food resistance - or to avoid it altogether. The book introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters. Secrets include: Secret 1: Teach your child to eat, just like you teach them to read! Secret 6: 'Teach me to do it myself'. Child participation is every parent's secret weapon. Karen LeBillon, author of French Kids Eat Everything, coaches readers through the process of taste training, including strategies, games and experiments that will encourage even reluctant eaters to branch out. Over 100 delicious, kid-tested, age-appropriate recipes lead families step-by-step through the process of learning to love new foods, enabling kids to really enjoy the foods we know they should be eating. Wise and compelling, The 7 Secrets of Raising Happy Eaters is grounded in revolutionary new research on the science of taste. Packed full of observations from real-life families, it provides everything parents need to transform their children - from babies to toddlers to teens -into good eaters for life.