French Kids Eat Everything

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2012-04-03
320 pages

Book Description

Moving her young family to her husband's hometown in northern France, Karen Le Billon is prepared for some cultural adjustment but is surprised by the food she and her family (at first unwillingly) receive. In contrast to her daughters, feed themselves neatly and happily—eating everything from beets to broccoli, salad to spinach, mussels to muesli. The family's food habits soon come under scrutiny, as Karen is lectured for slipping her fussing toddler a snack—"a recipe for obesity!"—and forbidden from packing her older daughter a lunch in lieu of the elaborate school meal.

The family soon begins to see the wisdom in the "food rules" that help the French foster healthy eating habits and good manners—from the rigid "no snacking" rule to commonsense food routines that we used to share but have somehow forgotten. Soon, the 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 family food revolution with surprising but happy results—which suggest we need to dramatically rethink the way we feed children, at home and at school.

Book Details

  • Title: French Kids Eat Everything
  • Author:
  • Length: 320 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
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  • Publication Date: 2012-04-03
  • ISBN-10: 0062103296
  • ISBN-13: 9780062103291

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