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Getting To Yum

The 7 Secrets Of Raising Eager Eaters

by (author) Karen Le Billon

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
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A simple and surprisingly fun way to change dinnertimereactions from “YUCK” to “YUM”

Are mealtimes with your kids a source of frustration? Ever wonder how on earth to get them to eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies per day (or even per week)?

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. The book introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters. (Secret 1: Teach yourchild to eat, just like you teach them to read! Secret 6: “Teach me to do it myself.” Kid participation is every parent’s secret weapon.) Karen LeBillon, author of French Kids Eat Everything, coaches readers throughthe 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.

Wise and compelling, Getting to YUM is grounded in revolutionary new research on the science of taste. Packed full of observations from real-life families, it provides everything parents need to transform their children—from babies to toddlers to teens—into good eaters for life.

About the author

KAREN LE BILLON is the author of French Kids Eat Everything, a memoir about her family’s move to France that offers inspirational lessons for North American parents desperate to end mealtime battles. It has been translated into eight languages and published in eleven countries. Le Billon is a professor at the University of British Columbia and wasnamed one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011. A Rhodes Scholar with a PhD from Oxford University, she is married to a Frenchman and is the mother of two young girls. Her family divides its time between Canada and France.

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Editorial Reviews

“Any parent eager to get kids to eat vegetables must read this instant classic right now. Getting to YUM celebrates the fun and joy of parenting—even of picky eaters.” —MARION NESTLE, author of Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics ()

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