Patt Morrison for May 3, 2012

What can we learn from French food culture to improve American eating habits?

How would your children, nieces, or nephews handle eating French food such as mussels, foie gras, and blue cheese for one meal? How about for an entire year?

That was the challenge faced by mother and author Karen Le Billon and her family when she decided to move everyone to her husband’s hometown in northern France for a year. Not only did they handle the challenge, but they were able to cure picky eating, stop snacking, and become healthier eaters altogether to create a family food revolution. Le Billon says the greater test for the family was maintaining their acquired healthy eating habits after moving back to the United States. Consequently, Le Billon is convinced that Americans have a lot to learn from the French approach to cuisine and that we need to rethink the way we feed our children.

Join Patt as she chews the fat with the 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.”

French Kids Eat Everything - Prologue

(The foregoing is excerpted from French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced without written permission from HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022.)

Guest:

Karen Le Billon, author, “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” (William Morrow)


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