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Book Review – The Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole Wheat Kids in a White Bread World

Updated on March 13, 2011

Do you struggle with making sure that your children learn healthy eating habits in a world where supersizing has become the norm? Author Besty Block decided to find out how. That's what The Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole When Kids in a White Bread World is about.

While figuring out how to make a significant change in your family's dining habits might seem to be overwhelming, you don't have to tackle the task on your own. In this book, Block has done the work for you, consulting experts regarding everything you can think of related to healthy eating.

After much research and experimentation, in The Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole When Kids in a White Bread World Block has put together a ten step diet makeover plan that any family can use to improve the eating habits of the children and adults alike. If you want to change the way your family eats, this terrific book is a must-read for you.

In this book, you'll find family dining tips for every occasion. You'll find suggestions for navigating the food temptations of holiday parties; how to make smart decisions about snacks, sweeteners, school lunch items; and other food options. The book also contains a list of recommended books to give to your kids to read so they can learn firsthand about nutrition, including Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables for A to Z, Growing Vegetable Soup, and A Fruit and Vegetable Man.

In The Dinner Diaries: Raising Whole When Kids in a White Bread World, Block recommends purchasing local foods whenever it is possible to do so. The author lists several websites that readers can consult to find resources for local food in their own communities. These sites include:,,, and

Additionally, for families who want to avoid consuming meat that might contain hormones or antibiotics, Block recommends purchasing meats and poultry that are USDA-certified organic. The author also recommends purchasing Fair Trade products as well as shopping at farmers markets.

You'll also find smart tips for grocery shopping strategies in the book. Block provides advice ranging from practical common-sense suggestions like encouraging parents to avoid taking children on grocery shopping excursions to getting everyone in the family to agree on what items will be purchased before even leaving home for the supermarket.

For details about how you can make lasting and substantive changes in your family's diet, you need to read this book. Whether you purchase your own copy or check it out from your local library, you'll be able to start making improvements in how your family eats as soon as you start reading!


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