““The 10 “rules” she comes up with are really common sense ideas you probably, however vaguely, already know. But if you’re like me, you may find them excellent, if not also habit-changing, reminders of how things should be. Or can be. Key to enforcing these rules is a French parenting mentality that’s loving but firm.” Forbes.com
“We liked how Le Billon strategically identified questions she faced while living abroad: Why were French kids tidier eaters? Why did they sit quietly at restaurants? Why did her daughter’s teacher suggest she see a therapist when she wanted to pack her school lunch? Even better, we liked how she answered these questions and identified a set of rules for healthy eating that could be followed even if you weren’t able to take up residence in a damp stone cottage on the French coast.” BonAppetit.com
-Interview with Katie Couric on Good Morning America, talking about the French Food Rules (which French adults follow, and teach to their kids at a young age), how to cure (and prevent) picky eating, and how the French manage to eat a family dinner nearly every night while only spending 18 minutes more per day cooking than we do!
-New York Times Excerpt from French Kids Eat Everything
How my daughters learned to eat like the French
-’Why parents can’t end the obesity epidemic alone‘: Op-ed in the UK Guardian newspaper
-French Kids | Petits gourmands | The Sunday Times from French Kids, focusing on ‘top tips for children’s food education’ in the UK Sunday Times
-Interview in the UK Independent: Why French children are happy eaters
-Do French Kids eat better than American kids? My response, on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy Blog.
-My post on the New York Times Motherlode blog, on “Why French Parents are Superior (in One Way)” (i.e. their approach to food education)
-Top tips and the French Food Rules excerpted in the UK Sunday Times:
-“French Kids Eat Everything: Take Notes.” Lovely review on Forbes.com
-The editors at Bon Appetit magazine were so inspired by French Kids that they devoted an entire week to posts by top chefs and food writers on Bon Appetit.com. So many inspiring ideas! Check out:
-Intro to Kids’ Week on BonAppetit.com: how healthy eating can be fun for kids
-Q & A about the French Food Rules and the book
-Three fun recipes from French Kids — yum!
Curing picky eating, with a French twist: article in the Toronto Star.
Thoughtful op-ed article from Harvard’s Dr Jennifer Cheng in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Can French Food Rules change the way you feed your toddler? Joanna Goddard from a Cup of Jo weighs in with a review of French Kids…and generates lots of great comments.
-Interview with Steve Paulson at Wisconsin Public Radio‘s To the Best of Our Knowledge radio show.
-Why we don’t need to parent like the French (with one exception): My post on the HuffPo Parenting Blog
-NPR’s Splendid Table
A sneak peak at the book and one of my favourite recipes!
-Fun interview with Dina Pugliese on Breakfast Television. Look at that lovely meal they prepared!
-Global TV interview: Should you be teaching your kids to eat like the French?
-The low down on French Kids Eat Everything in Spanish: La receta francesa para criar niños que comen de todo
-And another Spanish interview on Cucmi: 10 reglas para educar nines felices y bien alimentados
-”French Kids Don’t Snack: Surprising Food Habits from Abroad” on Babble.com.
-Thanks to Parenting.com for another excerpt!
-CBC Radio interview on The Shift
-Thoughtful discussion (France, child rearing, the core messages of French Kids, and more) on 49th Shelf with The Book Madam.
-Edmonton Journal interview and review (I love that this journalist, initially a skeptic, warms to the idea!)
-Check out the April issue of Dissent Magazine where I write about American versus French food politics. Prêt-à-Manger: Why the French Have Their Cake and Eat It, Too
-Excerpt from French Kids Eat Everything at Parade.com
-Chef and writer Michael Ruhlman was inspired by French Kids to write this post on ‘culinary intelligence as an emerging trend’, in which he describes the US as a country ‘hungry for good, delicious choices’ — there’s room for hope!
-Great review from Momables on the ‘French Kids’ approach
-French Food Rules – could they work here at home? Savvy thoughts from Out of the Box Food in this < a href=”http://outoftheboxfood.com/2012/04/22/i-want-to-raise-my-kids-in-france/”>review of the French Kids.
-Thoughtful review on the Yummy Mummy Club blog.
-Review by Susan Heim (Chicken Soup for the Soul Editor!)
-Thanks to Sarah Wu for the invitation to discuss my experience writing French Kids, on her Fed Up with Lunch blog, which inspired my French Kids’ School Lunch project!
-Thoughtful discussion of French Kids Eat Everything: food culture, nutrition advice for parents, and more by BC-based food writer Don Genova.
-Q & A on the website of someone I greatly admire, Robyn O’Brien — her Allergy Kids Foundation is worth checking out.
-Fun review and great interview podcast with Amber Strocel (who says she was originally skeptical, but then won over to the French Kids’ approach — I love it!).
-Great review on MommaCuisine, a fellow Jamie Oliver Real Food Advocate!
Funniest review so far of French Kids by Hollie Smith. Chapeau!
The Family Table…Mais Oui!-Fun review on YoYoMama, which features a recipe from the book (Pommes au Four)
-Radio interview about the broader food politics issues raised by French Kids Eat Everything with Caryn Hartglass on Progressive Radio‘s “It’s all about Food” show.
Very proud to have been profiled on the Foodtree blog as a Food Advocate.
-Thoughtful post on the book on one of my favourite family food blogs: A Family That Eats Together.
-Fun review of book on The Stir (by CafeMom) blog. Note: the Food Rules need context in order to fully understand them; in the book they are presented with lots of tips and explanations for putting everything into practice.
-Thoughtful comments on the FixMeASnack blog, which perceptively describes the French Kids approach as one as ‘liberation via limitations’!
Lovely review from design guru (and mom of six living in the French countryside!)
-Sue Atkins (the well-known UK Parenting Coach) invited me to do a guest blog on snacking — hot topic!
-Thoughtful post on the negative impacts of short school lunch periods at Amber Strocel’s blog (strocel.com), sparked by her read of French Kids Eat Everything. Read the post here.
-Sarah Jane Studios
A sneak peek of French Kids Eat Everything from the book illustrator–and phenomenal artist–Sarah Jane Wright.
-Why do French kids eat so well? Rules! Review on “Outside the Box”, an Italian food blog with a Canadian twist!
-60 Second Parent
Toddler friendly veggie ideas from France
-Last but certainly not least, many thanks to Rosie Pope for hosting a fun book reading & signing at the her Maternity Store in New York on April 3rd!