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. Intrigued to find that French children feed themselves neatly and happily—eating everything from beets to broccoli, salad to spinach, and mussels to muesli—Karen sets out to learn the secrets of French food education.
A fun and witty memoir of a family food revolution, with surprising but happy results, French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can, Too) suggests we need to dramatically rethink both the way we parent and the way we feed children, at home and at school—and provides all of the tips, resources, and recipes to make it happen.
Getting to YUM is a practical and engaging guide for parents eager to get past their children’s food resistance—or to avoid it altogether. Author Karen Le Billon 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.