336 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 0.79 in
November 4, 2014
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1583335560
ISBN - 13: 9781583335567
Read from the Book
Getting kids to eat healthy food is the greatest challenge we face—not only as parents but also as a nation. We live in an era when our children’s life spans may be shorter than those of their parents’, an era when cancer is the foremost cause of death of children under fifteen, an era when diabetes and obesity are rampant—three times the rate of a generation ago. It will take us all to reverse these stats.And it will take healthy, unprocessed food.Food literacy must be one of our most important goals in overcoming our country’s food and health crises. But where do we start? It begins by finding our kitchens again; and not only finding them but also sharing them with our families—and most especially our kids! Schools can be part of the solution, but parents also have a major role to play.Enter The 52 New Foods Challenge by Jennifer Tyler Lee.In this book, and the Crunch a Color game that complements it, we meet a mom, advocate, and inspiration who helps families move from bland to bountiful plates—from the freezer section to the farmers’ market. Through an ingenious and simple game, The 52 New Foods Challenge inspires kids, their parents, friends, and families to get into the kitchen to cook, taste, and eat healthy, unprocessed foods—together.I believe that the 52 New Foods Challenge is a positive journey that every family can embark on. With it we can truly change not only our children’s relationship with food but also our own. This book may actually help families save the h
From the Publisher
Salvation for every busy parent who longs to make mealtimes relaxing, fun—and healthy, from the creator of Crunch a Color™
Like many parents, Jennifer Tyler Lee struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals. The answer, she discovered, was making it a game. "We’ll try one new food each week," she told her kids. "You pick!" She called it the 52 New Foods Challenge.
In this week-by-week guide, Lee gives parents practical tips to dramatically change the way their families eat. Her helpful advice and the simple rules that her family followed will show parents how to start eating healthy every week of the year. Each week offers a healthy new food to try, from artichokes to zucchini, and includes easy recipes and fun activities to work on as a family—from learning to cook together to enjoying the farmers’ market to even experimenting with growing your own food.
With more than 150 simple, healthy recipes and advice from nationally acclaimed nutrition experts, The 52 New Foods Challenge shows parents how to enjoy mealtimes, plant the seeds of change at their family table, and easily incorporate healthy habits every day of the year. Guaranteed to inspire a child’s creativity and confidence in the kitchen and beyond, The 52 New Foods Challenge is the perfect companion for any busy parent who wants to stop stressing over mealtime and find a creative, playful solution to make this family ritual relaxing and fun.
About the Author
Jennifer Tyler Lee is the creator of the award-winning game Crunch a Color™. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
Praise for The 52 New Foods Challenge"Looking for ways to encourage your kids to eat nutritious food without instigating a power struggle? Lee (creator of the game Crunch a Color) offers an exciting strategy to introduce children to fresh foods and involve them in cooking. She opts for a game-based approach where kids earn points for the different types of foods they eat. The plan is structured to introduce 52 new foods over the course of 52 weeks. Families can prepare the meals together and experiment. Provisions are listed seasonally, such as sweet potato (fall) and peas (spring). The author emphasizes the importance of children learning to cook, having a garden (home and school), and going to farmers markets. One can also choose to journal, use photographs, or blog to chart what works and what doesn’t. Many of the included recipes are side dishes such as roasted purple cauliflower and wild rice with pomegranate and pistachios. Using games/rewards in conjunction with food can be risky business, but Lee’s method is lighthearted. VERDICT A fun way to engage children in creating meals and trying new things."—Barbara Kundanis, Library Journal“Most everyone could benefit in some way from adopting the 52 New Foods challenge – whether you’re starting from a place of relatively healthy eating or not; whether you’re an avid home cook or a take-out queen; whether you have children or not. Part plan-of-action and part game, 52 New Foods gives helpful structure to more amorphous goals