Picky Eater Project

Picky Eater Project

Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes is a one-of-a-kind book that can transform even the most finicky eaters into fledgling foodies. Focusing on kids’ participation, interactive strategies, kitchen experiments, and delicious kid-friendly recipes, the book is based on a six-week plan that makes shopping and cooking fun. Weekly themes and goals include * Week 1 - Picky-Free Parenting: Setting the stage to help your child choose a wider variety of healthful food with key parenting strategies * Week 2 - A Kitchen Revolution: Shaping your child’s taste preferences away from bland, white and processed towards flavorful, robust, and more adventurous by changing the way you purchase, arrange, and prepare foods. * Week 3 - The Little Chef: Getting your child into the kitchen - early and often - to encourage him or her to try new foods. * Week 4 - A Shopping Adventure: Making grocery shopping and meal planning with your child more of an adventure than a chore. * Week 5 - Family Mini-Feast: Recognizing the value of family meals and setting them up to fit your lifestyle while progressing in your pursuit of undoing picky eating. * Week 6 - It Takes a Village: Enlisting spouses, partners, grandparents, siblings, and friends to help undo picky eating and influence more adventurous choices. * Post-Picky Eater Project Week - Making It Stick-y: Planning for challenges and barriers, and putting contingency plans into action for lasting impact. Six weeks will fly by before you know it! You and your junior chef will have an amazing time working together to make * Layered Yogurt Parfaits * Corn Pancakes * Mix and Match Smoothies * Beanie Cheeseburgers * (Almost) Any Vegetable Soup * And many more fun and healthy recipes! Written by Natalie Digate Muth, a pediatrician and dietician, and Sally Sampson, cookbook author and founder of ChopChop, a food magazine for kids and their families, The Picky Eater Project addresses both the importance of healthy childhood nutrition and family harmony. It offers tips and troubleshooting, recognizing that it takes planning and perseverance to make behavior changes stick, but that it can happen. Start your picky eater project today - your kids will love it, and you’ll see real changes in their eating habits!

The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes is a one-of-a-kind book that can transform even the most finicky eaters into fledgling foodies. Focusing on kids' participation, interactive strategies, kitchen experiments, and delicious kid-friendly recipes, the book is based on a six-week plan that makes shopping and cooking fun. Weekly themes and goals include - Week 1 - Picky-Free Parenting: Setting the stage to help your child choose a wider variety of healthful food with key parenting strategies - Week 2 - A Kitchen Revolution: Shaping your child's taste preferences away from bland, white and processed towards flavorful, robust, and more adventurous by changing the way you purchase, arrange, and prepare foods. - Week 3 - The Little Chef: Getting your child into the kitchen - early and often - to encourage him or her to try new foods. - Week 4 - A Shopping Adventure: Making grocery shopping and meal planning with your child more of an adventure than a chore. - Week 5 - Family Mini-Feast: Recognizing the value of family meals and setting them up to fit your lifestyle while progressing in your pursuit of undoing picky eating. - Week 6 - It Takes a Village: Enlisting spouses, partners, grandparents, siblings, and friends to help undo picky eating and influence more adventurous choices. - Post-Picky Eater Project Week - Making It Stick-y: Planning for challenges and barriers, and putting contingency plans into action for lasting impact. Six weeks will fly by before you know it! You and your junior chef will have an amazing time working together to make - Layered Yogurt Parfaits - Corn Pancakes - Mix and Match Smoothies - Beanie Cheeseburgers - (Almost) Any Vegetable Soup - And many more fun and healthy recipes! Written by Natalie Digate Muth, a pediatrician and dietician, and Sally Sampson, cookbook author and founder of ChopChop, a food magazine for kids and their families, The Picky Eater Project addresses both the importance of healthy childhood nutrition and family harmony. It offers tips and troubleshooting, recognizing that it takes planning and perseverance to make behavior changes stick, but that it can happen. Start your picky eater project today - your kids will love it, and you'll see real changes in their eating habits!

Kid Food

Kid Food

Kid Food

Most parents start out wanting to raise healthy eaters. Then the world intervenes. In Kid Food, nationally recognized writer and food advocate Bettina Elias Siegel explores one of the fundamental challenges of modern parenting: trying to raise healthy eaters in a society intent on pushing children in the opposite direction. Siegel dives deep into the many influences that make feeding children healthfully so difficult-from the prevailing belief that kids will only eat highly processed "kid food" to the near-constant barrage of "special treats." Written in the same engaging, relatable voice that has made Siegel's web site The Lunch Tray a trusted resource for almost a decade, Kid Food combines original reporting with the hard-won experiences of a mom to give parents a deeper understanding of the most common obstacles to feeding children well: - How the notion of "picky eating" undermines kids' diets from an early age-and how parents' anxieties about pickiness are stoked and exploited by industry marketing - Why school meals can still look like fast food, even after well-publicized federal reforms - Fact-twisting nutrition claims on grocery products, including how statements like "made with real fruit" can actually mean a product is less healthy - The aggressive marketing of junk food to even the youngest children, often through sophisticated digital techniques meant to bypass parents' oversight - Children's menus that teach kids all the wrong lessons about what "their" food looks like - The troubling ways adults exploit kids' love of junk food-including to cover shortfalls in school budgets, control classroom behavior, and secure children's love With expert advice, time-tested advocacy tips, and a trove of useful resources, Kid Food gives parents both the knowledge and the tools to navigate their children's unhealthy food landscape-and change it for the better.

How to be a Happier Parent

How to be a Happier Parent

How to be a Happier Parent

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

Parenting Made Complicated

Parenting Made Complicated

Parenting Made Complicated

Screen time. Daycare. Praise. Sleep training. Spanking and time-outs. Helicopter versus "old school" parenting. There are a lot of questions facing parents of young children but consistent and reliable science-based answers can be hard to find. Parenting Made Complicated, written by child psychiatrist Dr. David Rettew, tackles many of the biggest controversies facing new parents today and examines the science behind these issues with writing that is lively, personal, non-preachy, and even funny. This book doesn't assume that the "correct" answer for each parenting dilemma is the same for each child. Instead it describes how different approaches may be required based on a child's unique temperament or other important factors. Practical, informed, and entertaining, Parenting Made Complicated is a complete resource for parents and professionals alike who are looking for dependable information about today's parenting controversies.

Food Feminisms Rhetorics

Food  Feminisms  Rhetorics

Food Feminisms Rhetorics

Inspired by the need for interpretations and critiques of the varied messages surrounding what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that demonstrate the importance of food and food-related practices as sites of scholarly study, particularly from feminist rhetorical perspectives. Contributors analyze messages about food and bodies—from what a person watches and reads to where that person shops—taken from sources mundane and literary, personal and cultural. This collection begins with analyses of the historical, cultural, and political implications of cookbooks and recipes; explores definitions of feminist food writing; and ends with a focus on bodies and cultures—both self-representations and representations of others for particular rhetorical purposes. The genres, objects, and practices contributors study are varied—from cookbooks to genre fiction, from blogs to food systems, from product packaging to paintings—but the overall message is the same: food and its associated practices are worthy of scholarly attention.

The Picky Eater

The Picky Eater

The Picky Eater


The No Cry Picky Eater Solution Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat and Eat Healthy

The No Cry Picky Eater Solution  Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat   and Eat Healthy

The No Cry Picky Eater Solution Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat and Eat Healthy

SAY GOOD-BYE TO the daily frustration of picky eating with these effective child-tested, parent-approved No-Cry solutions—including healthy, family-friendly recipes "Without expecting parents to earn their registered dietitian degree by the end of the book, [Pantley] ably explains why a healthy diet is important and includes some kid-favorite recipes from best-selling cookbooks. Parents love the No-Cry series, and libraries would do well to add this to their collections." —Library Journal About the Book: Are you convinced your child will eat only pasta and chicken nuggets for the rest of her life? Worried your son is not getting adequate nutrition? Tired of vegetables being cast as the villain during mealtime battles? Nearly all parents experience a finicky eater at their table, but finding solutions can be difficult. That’s why Elizabeth Pantley, author of the bestselling No-Cry series—the most trusted name in parenting guides—developed gentle, effective, and easy solutions for dealing with picky eaters. Full of tips and tricks, The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution helps you: Get your child to eat—and enjoy!—vegetables, grains, and other healthy food Reduce the sugar, fat, and junk food in your child’s meals without your child noticing the change Make subtle, healthy improvements in favorite recipes to boost nutrition for the whole family Relax and enjoy mealtime and snack time at your home Instill good eating habits that your children can take into adulthood To make your picky eater and the whole family happy, Elizabeth has tapped her culinary friends to share delicious recipes that are not just healthy but kid-friendly, too. Recipe contributions come from: Missy Chase Lapine (The Sneaky Chef) Jennifer Carden (Toddler Café) Kim Lutz and Megan Hart (Welcoming Kitchen) Lisa Barnes (The Petit Appetit) Barbara Beery (Green Princess Cookbook) Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers (So Easy Toddler Food) Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss (No Whine with Dinner) Armed with Elizabeth’s proven advice and these tasty recipes, you’ll be able to serve healthy meals and snacks, along with peace and happiness. With a Foreword by Missy Chase Lapine

Project WILD

Project WILD

Project WILD


Insect Biology

Insect Biology

Insect Biology

Provides background and instructions for various projects related to the behavior, ecology, life cycles, and physical characteristics of insects.