Learn How to Eat Non-toxic {Giveaway}

Eat Non-toxicKaty Farber is an author, teacher and green blogger.  In her latest work, she takes busy parents by the hand to help them navigate each aspect of safer, healthier eating.  Katy's insight and experience is especially helpful for new parents who are trying to tackle this mountain of information alone.

Eat Non-Toxic: a manual for busy parents takes all of the guess work out, empowering you to create a greener dinner table for your family:

  • How and why to choose safer food storage, utensils, and cookware – from BPA to PVC and Teflon.
  • How to choose toxin-free food – from baby formula to hormone-free meat.
  • How to plan to succeed – both at home and at school.

The timing for this information couldn't be more perfect in light of the skyrocketing rates of obesity in children.  Removing endocrine disrupting chemicals from the diet is the first step to changing the downward spiral.  And we want to help you get started the right away, so we're giving away a copy of Katy's eBook!

16 Responses to Learn How to Eat Non-toxic {Giveaway}

  1. Stephreen17 November 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Childhood obesity is something I’m trying so hard to avoid with my own daughter. I want to give her the safest nutritional foundation she can have, one much better than my own. I see how childhood obesity affects many of my inner city students from year to year.  As a fourth grade teacher and an environmentally aware adult, I try to impart little bits of wisdom academically and nutritionally, to my students. Helping them take control of the choices they can make is really empowering for some of them. 

  2. Bcfoodandwine November 21, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    So far, my child and his cousins are all quite lean. The whole family is active and we eat well. We are determined to set up good habits for him, so that eating healthy and living an active life are not things he ever has to think about doing – they’ll be automatic. But I am constantly finding out more hidden sources of chemicals in our foods, things like can linings, even lids used to do home canning! My biggest challenge is dishware for him. He’s only 2.5, and so using breakable things isn’t an option. But I am always worried about plastic.

  3. Momof3dolls November 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Luckily my kids aren’t affected but my adult nephew, sister, and mother have weight issue that they’ve been dealing with all their life.

  4. Gina Cuffe November 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I have weight issues, my partner does and we have 2 children who eat well and are very active, one child does love her food and over eats at times and is a lot chubbier than my other daughter, i do worry she will follow in my footsteps.  I also have an overweight neice which breaks my heart as she is now a teenager and is riducled and teased all the time, it is her i would like to help the most.

  5. Anonymous November 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    We have to pay for this kind of information now?

  6. Jods44 November 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I hope the example of healthy eating and healthy lifestyle I set for my children will translate into them having a healthy relAtionship with food. We make a huge effort to bring home a variety of high quality foods for the kids so that they will have a taste for real, good food.

  7. Laurie November 22, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    Luckily, neither me nor my children have dealt with childhood obesity.  But one of my brother’s did and still does in his 40’s.  I work very hard to not only limit poor food choices from my children’s diets, but also to teach them why they should avoid certain foods.

  8. Moscomac November 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    My mother struggled with being overweight and hence was always strict with what we ate. In turn she luckly learned that the quality of foods was more important, satisfying and filling. I was lucky to be raised in an environment of whole grains, fruits, salads and ocacional sweets.

    My students eat processed foods, sweetened yogurt and snacks and white grains… not only is their weight a problem, but their concentratin and energy suffers from this diet as well.

  9. Mphin278 November 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    I feel if we eat the right foods free of all the chemicals and additives in today’s packaged foods our children should be happy and healthy.  I have not had any problems in my family so far but it is something I worry about for my daughter’s future

  10. Kverde18 November 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    i am a hairdresser and have several clients who battle with weight issues in their children.  it is especially tough when only one of several siblings is affected.

  11. Lili4lakers November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    My husband’s two nephews have been dealing with weight issues since they were very young.  They are now middle school age and it has become not only a health issue, but a self esteem issue.  I worry about how it will affect them as they grow through adolescence and adulthood.

  12. TenBrook November 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    None of my kids or nieces/nephews struggle with overweight or obesity. However, my daughter has severe allergies and I wonder if a less toxic diet and environment will help her outgrow them. (All nuts, eggs, beef, chicken and flax seeds.)

  13. glmom November 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

    Can’t wait to read the book!  It’s more challenging to eat real food these days with so many additives and chemicals.

  14. Sarah Hull November 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Childhood obesity has not affected anyone in my family, but obesity in adults does run in our family. I think that obesity has set in, because they did not make healthy food choices as children or young adults. As they continued to age, they continued to make the same poor choices and I have just watched some of my family members health deteriorate. It is really difficult to watch them do that to themselves and most of it is because they don’t have any education about what they eat and what chemicals end up in their body.

  15. Kcernick November 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    hasn’t affected my family directly, but oh so many of those around us!

  16. beap November 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    This book looks great. I would like to read more about how to be safer at school…. perhaps it will include info on safe school products.

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