I’ve got news…big news! I’ve been writing this blog for over 2 years now and have learned a lot about the feeding struggles that parent face, including my own. While I love blogging, I wanted to do more. I wanted to reach more people.
I wanted to write a book.
In walks Jill Castle, pediatric nutrition specialist. I interviewed her for my Eating Disorder Prevention Series — and we hit it off. We both talked about the need for one, comprehensive book as an answer to modern-day feeding challenges but neither of us wanted to do it alone. But together….that just might be doable.
After a long road of coming up with a name, getting a proposal together, finding an awesome agent and finally landing a book deal, we have arrived at this moment. The book, Fearless Feeding, due out in early 2013, will help parents with kids of all ages — from high chair to high school.
Our goal is simple and ambitious: we want to take the fear out of feeding by giving parents the tools, resources and credible information they need to raise healthy and happy eaters. Whether you are trying to figure out what to feed your baby, unsure how to navigate picky eating or clueless about how to talk to school-aged kids about weight and body image, the book will have the answer. And most importantly, it will help prevent future problems, making feeding easier and less stressful each year children get older.
That said, we don’t want to stick our heads in the sand and write this book. We want to get parents (that’s you!) talking about their challenges. We want to hear all of your voices. We want to invite every parent to have a say so we can make the book relevant.
That’s why we are launching our Fearless Feeding Community on Facebook where we will ask questions/run polls, post news and food ideas, run giveaways, with a huge final prize, and ask for stories. Please “LIKE” us and tell your friends — we’ve got some great stuff to give away as an incentive and to celebrate this launch.
First, we have two Bento lunch boxes with coupons for any Sara Lee bread products. I really like the Sara Lee Soft and Smooth line of whole grain products. If your child has trouble accepting the rougher whole grain breads these are perfect. We regularly use the whole wheat mini bagels that contain 20g of whole grain per serving. Big A loves them. This package will also contain WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook. We will have two winners for this each at $40.00 dollar value.
Real Simple is donating some organizing products from their Bed Bath and Beyond line including a mug rack, erasable calendar and a 3-piece trunk storage unit (pictured) great for organizing groceries and food items in the car. This is a $50 dollar value for one lucky winner.
Jill has more stuff to give away on her site so head over to the Just the Right Byte. She’s got a new greek yogurt product from Chobani for kids and unique whole grain products.
Here’s how you can enter:
1) Mandatory entry: “Like” Fearless Feeding on Facebook and leave a comment (on this blog) saying that you did it. If you don’t have a Facebook account leave a comment saying what you need most from a child nutrition/feeding book (you can do both of these things).
2) For another entry, tweet this post or share this post on Facebook. Leave another comment.
3) For a third entry, sign up for Raise Healthy Eaters’ email updates or RSS Feed. If you already subscribe, tell at least one friend about Raise Healthy Eaters for Fearless Feeding on Facebook. Leave another comment saying what you did.
The giveaway ends Friday, December 23rd. Three winners will be chosen using random.org and be announced on the Raise Healthy Eaters Facebook page.