Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: Orchestrating and Enjoying the Family Meal

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: Orchestrating and Enjoying the Family Meal

by Ellyn Satter

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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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780967118925
Publisher: Kelcy Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 150,559
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Dieting Casualty Recovering

Love your book and am having so much fun planning menus and learning to cook! I have never planned menus unless I was on a diet, but I am now and I am enjoying my food and feel safe because I know what is coming next.


When Satter says, “A family is what you are when you start taking care of yourself,” it makes it OK to go to the trouble of feeding myself. Secrets was written for me, as well as for people with children

Educator Nutrition

It’s wonderful when she says, “The Secret of Feeding a Healthy Family is to love good food, trust yourself and share that with your children.” Encouraging people to eat well is far better than laying out all the rules.

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Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: Orchestrating and Enjoying the Family Meal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MadisonVA More than 1 year ago
All families should be given this book to read. This Registered Dietitian knows her "stuff".