Dear Sneaky Visitor,
Dear Sneaky Visitor,
November 8: Press Event Announcing Partnership with Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York:
I was a little nervous. I was about to give the most personal and heartfelt speech I’d ever given in my life. Here it was, five years after starting The Sneaky Chef in my own home kitchen, and now this method was about to be served in patient rooms at one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals.
The room was filled with hospital personnel, patients, camera crews, doctors and nurses. It was only when I looked at the patients, the children, that I began to relax. Although I’d already received thousands of testimonials from parents around the world whose lives had been changed by the Sneaky Chef method, coming face to face with so many children who were going through so much was truly incredible. Each of them was sitting there with a plate full of nutritionally enhanced foods I’d helped to provide. This was the culmination of a life long goal.
At one point I was introduced to a particularly beautiful and brave little girl. She is facing an unimaginable medical challenge with a calm and cheerful heart that is truly inspiring. It put everything into perspective in a flash. I am now more determined, more energized, and more convinced than ever that my approach to kids’ nutrition can make an impact in the lives of children everywhere. In sickness or in health, serving nutritional meals that kids will actually eat is paramount to healthier lives.
I am honored that Sneaky Chef foods will be served to these brave patients at Children’s Hospital of New York. I am proud to make even the smallest difference in these wonderful children’s lives.
As you may have noticed, thereâ€™s been a lively dialogue going on about The Sneaky Chef in the media over the past few days. As this discussion has unfolded, I have been truly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I have received from Sneaky Chef fans worldwide, who have made their passionate, articulate opinions known across the Internet! It is a pleasure and a privilege to be connected to parents who are so deeply committed to their childrenâ€™s health and well-being.
I am extraordinarily moved by everyoneâ€™s kind words, and more grateful than I can say for all of your help in making The Sneaky Chef a household name.
My Best to You and to Your Families,
On May 1, 2007 a new Pennsylvania State University clinical study –conducted by Dr. Barbara Rolls and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — was released. The study showed that sneaking vegetables into childrenâ€™s meals reduces their consumption of calorie-dense foods, which is whatâ€™s contributing to an epidemic in childhood obesity. By increasing kidsâ€™ intake of nutrient-rich vegetables, they may be able to maintain a healthy weight. In the study, children who ate lower-calorie pasta with the hidden vegetables mixed in did not seem to favor one dish over the other so there was no downside to eating the healthier version. They consumed 17 percent fewer calories and ate significantly more vegetables. All indicators are that this study will have far-reaching implications.
In April of this year, my new book, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals (Running Press, April, 2007) hit the stores. This book is quickly transforming how America feeds its children. It shows parents how to hide the foods that are super-rich in nutrients inside kidsâ€™ most popular dishes. With these recipes, children have begun to eat the fruit, vegetables, and whole grains that will fortify their bodies, and they pretty much have no idea theyâ€™re doing it. On its own, The Sneaky Chef was an instant star, rising to the New York Times bestseller list within weeks. Now there is proof that the book deserves its success.
The Penn State study is compelling proof that the “sneaking technique” really works. The vegetables that children used to resist, they will now eat without a fight, and their bodies will prosper because of it. Sneaking is proving itself to be a highly effective way to get kids to consume more from the healthier food groups and less from the undesirable foods, like fats and sugars.
The only real difference between the study and the book is that the book picks up where the study leaves off. The purpose of the study is to tell parents what to do. It doesnâ€™t tell them how. In my book, I present a dozen creative methods for sneaking superfoods into meals that kids will actually eat without a fight. The Penn State University study offers the proof; The Sneaky Chef offers the solution: over 75 kid-tested recipes that employ a variety of simple sneaking techniques for parents to use and experiment with on their own. The extra bonus is that it avoids the usual dinner-table fight. Parents have known for years that this is a fight they cannot afford to lose, and now they have an important tool for winning. For more information, please see http://live.psu.edu/story/23925
Hi, Iâ€™m Missy Lapine, author of the new book, The Sneaky Chef (Running Press, March 26, 2007). I want to let you in on my little (ok, BIG!) secret… you can get your kids eating their veggies tonight… without a fight!Â How? By hanging out with me â€“ our own secret mom’s group â€” and sharing my signature “methods of disguise” and simple strategies for hiding healthy foods in your kidsâ€™ favorite meals.Â
Be sure to check in daily for all kinds of sneaky tips and tricks, ideas, and testimonials from those of us in the trenches with picky eaters.Â Together, we’ll have your loved ones happily eating healthy without the nightly food fight.
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