It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating

You already know how to give your children healthy food, but the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of research and working with parents, Dina Rose discovered a powerful truth: when parents focus solely on nutrition, their kids - surprisingly - eat poorly. But when families shift their emphasis to behaviors - the skills and habits kids are taught - they learn You already know how to give your children healthy food, but the hard part is getting them to eat it. After years of rese...

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Title:It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating
Author:Dina Rose
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Genres:Parenting
ISBN:0399164189
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

It's Not About the Broccoli: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating Reviews

  • Karen
    Apr 13, 2015
    Take aways: 3 habits: Variety (don't serve any same food two days in a row, don't be afraid to serve foods at unconventional times like bfast for dinner) Proportion (serve healthy foods in largest proportion!) Moderation-teach kids to trust their own instincts/feelings of hunger/f...
  • Melissa
    May 08, 2017
    I don't have any kids but I babysit for dozens of families and I care a great deal about nutrition and getting folks to eat healthier. I witness the struggle between kids and their parents over food constantly, so I decided to read this book. I've already recommended it to many of the ...
  • Little
    Sep 18, 2014
    I've followed Rose's blog for a few years now, and I love that her message is simple and consistent. Simply stated: it matters less what your child eats today (or this week or this year) than what your child learns about eating today that will affect how he eats for the rest of his lif...
  • Christina Zable
    Aug 18, 2014
    This is a great book about feeding children. I wish I had read it when my girls were just starting solids. The author's position is that when we emphasize nutrition and try to control our kids' eating, we create stress and, ironically, UNhealthy eating patterns. She advocates not e...
  • Sera
    Oct 20, 2015
    What a great book. It took me many months to read it, because I wanted to implement the ideas within the book slowly over time. Too much change at once tends to freak out most people. The book focuses on healthy habits when it comes to eating rather than healthy eating itself. The t...
  • Ruth
    Sep 14, 2015
    Probably like most people who pick up this book, I read it because I have a daughter and I want her to become a healthy, adventuresome eater. Being reasonably knowledgable about health and nutrition, I found a lot of the book to be pretty old hat. But there were a few insights I fou...
  • Wendy
    Jan 16, 2014
    I read a lot of parenting and nutrition books. The author's focus of this book is not on nutrition but about the psychology of how to get your kids to eat. It focuses on teaching a lifestyle approach to children, focusing on proportion, variety and moderation. I found a lot of great st...
  • Angela
    May 21, 2014
    Followers of the author's blog, It's Not About Nutrition, won't find a lot of unfamiliar information in the book, but it's nice to have it all in one place with questions addressed. Having struggled recently with keeping the toddler eating a variety of foods in the face of an overseas ...
  • Rebecca
    Jan 17, 2014
    This has been helping me change MY eating habits. I think my more relaxed attitude has been helping my son's eating too. I have also read "French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, ...
  • Shae
    Jul 13, 2015
    In the beginning of this book the author describes our parenting pitfalls when it comes to our children's eating habits and I was just depressed. Somehow I persevered and things got better. Dr. Rose advocates the move from a "nutritionist" state of mind (my college food science class) ...
  • Kimberly
    Dec 02, 2018
    I think this does have some good ideas. Like most parenting-related books, pick what works for you. For me, I like the idea of focusing on variety in all things. I'm someone who naturally avoids variety, but I can see the value here. I like that it points out to do variety in unhealthy...
  • Stacy
    Jun 10, 2014
    To some, the ideas in this book may seem obvious; to others, they may seem difficult. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone with kids who struggle with healthy eating habits. A few of the author's ideas include: - The Big Fix, which includes 3 rules: 1. Your decide when ...
  • Louise
    Feb 19, 2014
    2.5 Stars Eh, maybe this will be helpful to some parents, but I didn't find it terribly helpful. Lots of anecdotes and vague references to what NOT to do, while the advice for what to actually do seems like common sense to me. ...
  • April Franklin
    Sep 19, 2016
    Probably the most realistic, sensible book I've read regarding kids and nutrition - I just wish I'd read it sooner. I really like her method of putting foods in broad categories (growing foods, fun foods, and treat foods) and not obsessing over individual nutrients. The ideas on how to...
  • Shannon
    May 06, 2018
    This was a really great read. She had lots of really great suggestions even for a really good 2 year old eater. If you are having any food challenges, I would definitely recommend this book! ...
  • Jessica
    Feb 17, 2015
    Turns my kid is an adventurous eater who likes healthy food. Huh. Who knew. I thought she tended toward picky, but it turns out she's just four. And if this book is to believed, my four year old who likes tofu and green salads and all kinds of fruit is some kind of miracle child, so I ...
  • Danielle
    Jul 01, 2016
    This book had good tips and suggestions, but I didn't like how it was structured. The first part was convoluted rather than clear. With that said, it feels like a moderate, long term approach and did include some good tips. My three favorite takeaways: 1. Never serve the same food ...
  • Lauren Dyson
    Jul 14, 2017
    Feels like an updated Child of Mine ...
  • Naoma
    Jan 24, 2019
    Once you read the whole book, you realize that she really promotes the Ellyn Satter method of feeding, but in the long, convoluted program described here for feeding, she confuses matters and even contradicts herself. ?Do what you can to get kids to taste foods, but don?t pressure ...
  • Fjola
    Jul 29, 2015
    I have a one year old, so the first half of this book was particularly enlightening. The second half offers practical advice for preschoolers and up so it wasn't as relevant at this time, but hopefully I can use the information on the psychology of eating to curb any issues that might ...
  • Ashley
    Mar 23, 2019
    Interesting concepts. Unique way of teaching good eating habits. Don't agree with everything she states, however she definitely clarified a few ways to modify habits in regarding eating patterns ...
  • Christy
    May 22, 2019
    It?s hard to find time to read an entire book like this. I read it all because I have a picky eater, but if you want to read more efficiently I?d read chap 4 and 5 and then skim the rest since a lot of the other parts are based on advice in chap 4. I like her long term approach to ...
  • Greg
    Jul 27, 2017
    This was an incredibly straight-forward book into how to help children develop healthy eating habits. It was a little overwhelming to consider implementing the suggestions, but unlike other parenting books these things do seem possible to try out. What stuck out most to me is that most...
  • Heather S
    Nov 21, 2014
    I wanted to wait until I had tried some of her ideas before I rated this book. My son is two and fortunately not such a bad eater that we had to try her "Big Fix" (he was just starting to get picky), but we were able to use some of her other ideas and see some improvement in his willi...
  • Andrecrabtree
    Aug 03, 2014
    Some excellent guidance on how to ease into getting your kids, not just too eat better, but also learning proper eating habits. Your kids are either presenting eating challenges or they will. This book provides a practical approach to dealing with this. I'm currently doing the Lean...
  • Emily
    May 13, 2018
    Great book for parents of toddlers/school aged kids or anyone involved in caregiving. I would definitely recommend it, even if your child is very young. Great tips for ensuring you don?t raise a picky eater! ...
  • Wan Shoo
    May 27, 2018
    The book touches the plights of most parents and has provided practical solutions to counter different kids. It would be beneficial to try and persist for those who hope for long term benefits. ...
  • Monica K. Cochran
    Jan 04, 2019
    Much of what Dina shared I knew, however what I especially liked that Dina took the long view about developing lifelong healthy eating habits instead of getting caught up in looking at nutrition over a day or fixing problems (she does have a troubleshooting guide at the end though). Lo...
  • Jimmy AndSarah
    Feb 16, 2017
    I have changed my own bad diet over the past several months with the whole30 but I tend to fall back into old habits and have to recommit myself. I really want to help my kids become healthy eaters now! The author makes sense, i learned a lot, im going to start implementing the eating ...
  • Meaghan
    May 19, 2019
    I found this book to be rather in line with what we already do, with the exception of the meal rotation. I typically do serve the same thing for dinner two days in a row, mostly because I don?t cook a whole meal on the days I work. I do tend to fall in the category of ?nutrition mo...