The 52 New Foods Challenge


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The 52 New Foods Challenge

Salvation for every busy parent who longs to make mealtimes relaxing, fun—and healthy, from the creator of Crunch a Color

Like many parents, Jennifer Tyler Lee struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals. The answer, she discovered, was making it a game. "We’ll try one new food each week," she told her kids. "You pick!" She called it the 52 New Foods Challenge.

In this week-by-week guide, Lee gives parents practical tips to dramatically change the way their families eat. Her helpful advice and the simple rules that her family followed will show parents how to start eating healthy every week of the year. Each week offers a healthy new food to try, from artichokes to zucchini, and includes easy recipes and fun activities to work on as a family—from learning to cook together to enjoying the farmers’ market to even experimenting with growing your own food.

With more than 150 simple, healthy recipes and advice from nationally acclaimed nutrition experts, The 52 New Foods Challenge shows parents how to enjoy mealtimes, plant the seeds of change at their family table, and easily incorporate healthy habits every day of the year. Guaranteed to inspire a child’s creativity and confidence in the kitchen and beyond, The 52 New Foods Challenge is the perfect companion for any busy parent who wants to stop stressing over mealtime and find a creative, playful solution to make this family ritual relaxing and fun.

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Praise for Lee’s Crunch a Color® The Healthy Eating Game and The 52 New Foods Challenge

"A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!"
-Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

"A simple, fun, and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods."
-Rachael Ray’s Yum-o!

"A simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods"

Rachael Ray's Yum-O!

Reviews of The 52 New Foods Challenge

"This book is about great parenting as expressed through food. It inspired me to see the beauty of whole foods, to shop and cook WITH my kids as opposed to FOR them, to take the time to enjoy going to the farmers’ market, to cook, to grow our garden. While we do many of these things already, I tended to see these as chores rather than the wonder that they can inspire in my kids, and in me. Letting my kids lead will be something I’ll do more of!"

"Absolutely inspiring and easy! I have made a move to reinstate our garden, and go to the farmers’ market each week. I have been reminded from reading your book that these are wonderful fulfilling things to do with my kids as well as healthy ways to live. It is a win win! Also to not stress out on my son so much. The challenge is a fun way to introduce new colors without the nagging. No one needs emotional pressure over food! I did not find anything missing in this book to inspire me further—except getting me to wash the dishes. I could use a points plan for getting the kids to wash up!"

"The change was in me! I am super clean, hate messes, do it myself … a basic control freak. I also get so distracted by my phone, email, etc. The process here MADE me PRESENT and my kids loved the attention and fun. It reminded me that there is nothing more important than my children and that me, being with them, learning with them and teaching them is the greatest gift I can give."