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It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Paperback – January 7, 2014
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“I am constantly hearing from parents that they have no idea what their kids are supposed to eat or whether their kids are eating ‘right.’ [It's Not About the Broccoli] provides just what parents need to feed kids properly, stop worrying, and start enjoying mealtimes with kids. Dina Rose looks at feeding kids from a sociologist’s perspective. When the feeding behavior goes well, kids will get all the nutrients they need. This book ought to reassure parents that following a few simple principles will get their kids fed just fine.”
--Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University, and author of What to Eat
“Few things are as important to parents as feeding their kids healthy foods. Dina Rose offers parents a whole new way to think about feeding kids. Her suggestions are completely practical, completely effective, and often a lot of fun. Two thumbs up from this Sneaky Chef!”
--Missy Chase Lapine, author of The Sneaky Chef cookbook series
“Dr. Dina Rose is one of my ‘go-to’ people on kids’ food issues. She provides practical, accessible, and science-based advice that should be of interest to all parents. Her approach, with its emphasis on behavioral strategies (and on the ‘whole family’ approach to children’s eating habits) is novel and important. Her ideas will spark useful debate on our approach to kids’ food, and she deserves the widest possible audience.”
--Karen Le Billon, author of French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters
“Dina works hard to show parents how to get out of the nutrition trap in order to teach their kids to eat right, and her book provides parents with the “aha” moment they need to help their kids eat the real food that will help keep them both happy and healthy.”
--Kate Adamick, co-founder of Cook for America and author of Lunch Money: Serving Healthy School Food in a Sick Economy
“In fifteen years of writing about nutrition and health for magazines such as Parents, Family Circle, and Prevention, I have interviewed hundreds of experts. Dr. Dina Rose has some of the freshest, most interesting advice I've heard on the topic of feeding kids. She challenges long-held beliefs and goes much deeper than many leading nutrition authorities. Dina has helped me on a personal level (she coached me through my toddler's dinner strike) and caused me to reevaluate some of my own beliefs about children's eating habits. Her focus on habits is perfect for our time, when so many parents know exactly what they should be feeding their kids--but just can't figure out how to do it.”
--Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, Freelance Writer & Registered Dietitian
“Dina Rose will change how parents teach their children healthy eating habits. Her warmth and empathy shine through as she presents step-by-step practical solutions to worrisome issues such as picky eaters and kids with limited appetites. Combining scholarship with hands-on experience as a mother, Dina methodically analyzes what sabotages parents' best efforts to cope with challenging food issues. Dismissing the misplaced reliance on fuzzy nutritional data - as well as gimmicks and food fads - Dina highlights often ignored factors that significantly influence how our children view healthy eating.”
--Leah Klungness, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of The Complete Single Mother
“As the managing editor at New Jersey Family magazine I'm exposed to a steady stream of tips for feeding picky eaters, but Dina's approach is different from the advice that typically comes my way. Dina's perspective is fresh, insightful, and thought-provoking. She makes me rethink the way I view children and their eating habits. I am always eager to share her posts with our readers and followers.”
--Lucy Banta, Managing Editor and Director of Social Media, New Jersey Family
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My kids were not good eaters. As he matured a bit, my older became more and more adventurous with food and is now actually enjoying expanding his choices and trying new... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Enya
This book not only addresses solutions for good nutrition in a family, but correcting poor eating habits. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Josanne
Terrible, I couldn't even finish it, the author goes to explain what we do wrong for more than half of the bookPublished 2 months ago by Olga B.
This book was recommended by my daughters pediatrician. I have an 18 month old who actually enjoys a lot of healthy foods! Read morePublished 2 months ago by C.Payne
Great book with a nice and different approach to picky eating. Helpful!Published 4 months ago by Filipa Brazona
My wife loves to read. I don't. SHes going to give me the cliff note version, then we hope to use it on our kids. We have 3 picky eatersPublished 4 months ago by Anthony Mackelprang
I have a degree in Nutrition so when I had my first daughter I assumed meal times would be a breeze. I did a combination of healthy vegetable purées and baby led weaning. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bailey Mennona
I came across this book when I went searching for guidance on how to deal with our 5 year old picky eater. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ashlee
Fantastic book. I thought I'd tried everything with my 4 year-old, but this book helped a ton.Published 8 months ago by Paige Morabito