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By Karen Le Billon

“Get ready for children who have healthy attitudes toward food and not only eat their veggies but like them, too. I absolutely love the idea of teaching them to eat well through the Taste Training program—a true ‘fix’ for picky eaters!”
-Lisa Leake, author of 100 Days of Real Food


Le Billion_Getting to Yum

With 100 simple, tasty recipes, plus fun taste training games for kids of all ages

In her follow-up to the international hit French Kids Eat Everything, Karen Le Billon gives parents a method of “taste training” to help their kids become adventurous and healthy eaters without recourse to force, bribery or pleading. She argues learning to eat is a lot like learning to read: it requires practice, persistence, patience, and encouragement. Some food cultures (the French, the Italians, the Japanese, and many more) have been taste training their children for generations, but modern scientific research—from neurobiology, psychology, medicine, and sociology—has only recently explained how they do it.

Getting to Yum translates the key findings from this amazing (and sometimes downright funny) scientific research into a simple method, with case studies showing how real families have implemented it in their own homes.


“Getting to Yum is a must-read for parents who want to teach their children that healthful foods can truly be “yummy.”  Karen translates current scientific evidence into a treasure trove of valuable lessons: carefully researched,  practical advice to help parents tame finicky eaters. I thoroughly enjoyed Getting to Yum with my family and hope that your family will, too.”
– Dr. Jenny Cheng, Pediatrician and Clinical Director, One Step Ahead (Preventive Weight Management) Program, Harvard Medical School

“Any parent eager to get kids to eat vegetables must read this instant classic right now. Getting to YUM celebrates the fun and joy of parenting—even of picky eaters. This book makes it a pleasure to teach kids about delicious food, encourage healthier eating habits, and counter the relentless marketing of junk food, without ever turning the dinner table into a battlefield.”
-Dr. Marion Nestle, author of Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics; Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, & Public Health, New York University

“Want your kids to be food lovers? Karen takes away the pressure, stress, and frustration of mealtime with interactive food games and simple recipes that make eating a joy for the whole family!”
-Catherine McCord, author of Weelicious


HarperCollins, Canada, April 2014

William Morrow, US, April 2014

Piatkus/Little Brown, UK

Sinbad Publishers Limited, Russia

Editora Alaude, Brazil

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