Synopses & Reviews
Ellyn Satter's Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family takes a leadership role in the grassroots movement back to the family table. More a cooking primer than a cookbook, this book encourages singles, couples, and families with children to go to the trouble of feeding themselves well. Satter uses simple, delicious recipes as a scaffolding on which to hang cooking lessons, fast tips, night-before suggestions, in-depth background information, ways to involve kids in the kitchen, and guidelines on adapting menus for young children. In chapters about eating, feeding, choosing food, cooking, planning, and shopping, the author entertainingly helps readers have fun with food while not eating unhealthily or too often. She cites current studies and makes a convincing case for lightening up on fat and sodium without endangering ourselves or our children. The book demonstrates Satter's dictum that your positive feelings about food and eating will do more for your health than adhering to a set of rules about what to eat and what not to eat.”
This readable, entertaining, and light-hearted book by Ellyn Satter, based on solid scientific evidence, will transform your life. In writing about eating, feeding, and cooking, Satter also writes about emotional health and positive family relationships. Satter encourages you to celebrate eating. Eating is okay. Eating enough is okay. Enjoying eating is okay. Eating what you like--and discovering the joy of cooking--is okay. Taking time to eat is okay. Making eating a priority is okay. Raising your child to do the same thing is more than okay, it is brilliant How can this be? Won't taking off the brakes on eating and weight make you eat way too much and gain a lot of weight? Based on her research and experience with eating competence and the Satter division of responsibility in feeding, Satter says no. On the contrary, discovering the joy of eating--becoming eating competent--lets you connect with your inner self that knows how to eat.