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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 education she and her family (at first unwillingly) receive. In contrast to her daughters, French children 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.
This book changed my life for the betterr. II read it just for interest, but I didn't ' think it would have such a wonderful influence on me. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by a1shopper
All parents should read this. It challenged my views on how I should discuss food with my daughter. Enlightening to say the least.Published 12 days ago by R. Horton
if healthy eating is so important why dont french women breastfeed ? In fact breasfeeding is at lowest rates of all of Europe.Published 19 days ago by Tanya Lebedeva
A fun read, but also informative. I found the philosophy of French though on food as well as the techniques described quite helpful in helping my children expand their palettes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Honesty
This a fantastic book . Every parent would learn from reading this book .Published 1 month ago by INEZ M WILSON