From the author of the popular French Kids Eat Everything , a simple, easy and surprisingly fun way to change dinnertime reactions 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 5 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 avoid it altogether. It introduces 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters (Secret 1: Teach your child to eat, just like you teach them to read or Secret 6: Teach me to do it myself: kid participation is every parent's secret weapon). Karen Le Billon, author of French Kids Eat Everything , coaches readers through the 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.
From the Back Cover The science of Taste Training will take your kids from yuck to yum! Teach your kids to eat, just as you teach them to read Mealtimes with kids are often a battleground, with parents trying to force one more bite and kids resisting and protesting. But it doesn't need to be this way. Getting to YUM guides parents in teaching their children--whether babies, toddlers, or big kids--to enjoy eating all kinds of foods. Tested by families across North America, this new taste-training method prevents and cures picky eating while putting the fun back into food! This fun, easy-to-use book includes: The seven secrets of successful taste training. Fun games and experiments based on hands-on education and the latest scientific research. 85 healthy, easy, tasty recipes for babies, toddlers, young children, teenagers--and even adults! A unique flavor ladder approach that teaches kids to love eating a wide range of foods. Real-life success stories from families who have used these techniques to train good eaters for life!