About Karen Le Billon

Karen Bakker Le Billon is a professor at the University of British Columbia and was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2011. A Rhodes Scholar with a Ph.D. from Oxford, she has published three scholarly books. For the past decade, she and her family have divided their time between Canada and France.



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French Kids Eat Everything

How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters

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  • Cindy Thompson May 31 1:42 PM - Comment
    I just finished reading your book last night, French Kids Eat Everything. I just wanted to say, I cried when I read that after moving back Sophie was only getting 10 minutes to eat her lunch at school. I think I got very emotionally wrapped up in your story. I have two little girls who right now are 7 and 3 (same ages as yours in the book). My oldest only gets 15 minutes to eat her lunch at school and I think that is appalling. I don't know why this is. It seems that their day is the same length as mine was, and I remember having a longer lunch period. I would be very interested to know of any groups that may exist in order to promote eating education in schools. I commend you on all your hard work with your girls, let alone taking the time to write it all down for the rest of us. I am anxiously awaiting the cookbook I hear you are working on! Cindy Thompson
  • Karen Le Billon Jul 20 11:18 AM - Comment

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