giveaway time: 5 copies of “it’s not about the broccoli” (SORRY, IT’S OVER)

it's not about the broccoli, by dina rose phdI’M A LITTLE OBSESSED WITH THIS BOOK, and both of you who read this blog have seen me refer to it repeatedly (like here and here). All this fuss is for good reason…it’s brilliant! It’s not recipes, it’s behavior strategies and the insights are so smart and fresh that it’s become my go-to recommendation for any parent who’s frustrated with trying to cook fresh food, only to see it refused by the folks in the booster seats. Sound familiar? Enter to win one of five free copies of this game-changer for yourself.


5 lucky winners will be drawn at random and receive a copy of “It’s Not About the Broccoli” by Dina Rose, PhD in the mail.

Giveaway dates: April 8-April 30, 2014

Enter to win by doing one or more of the following–and commenting separately about each one:

  • Like Foodlets on Facebook and comment below to let me know you have, or already do
  • Follow Foodlets on Pinterest and comment below to let me know you have, or already do
  • Tell a friend about Foodlets and comment below to let me know you have
  • Comment on your favorite Foodlets post, a recipe you’ve tried (and enjoyed!) or comment below about what foods you’d like your kids to eat more of
  • Sign up for our brand new newsletter [see the sign up box to the right]!

Good luck.


  1. Kate Deckman says

    Hello! I already like you on FB, and just followed you on Pinterest. Of course, I like the food ideas for my son (who used to be tube-fed and is now a seasoned navigator of the world of solid food), but we are both -lets (my email is Katelett13)! Be well!

  2. Julia Richard says

    I love reading your blog and me and my kids love your recipes even more. I like you on facebook and follow you on pinterest. I have told many friends to read your wonderful blog and I receive you newsletter. I would love this book, I struggle with providing meals with fresh ingredients that are also healthy.

  3. says

    Currently, the only vegetables my 5 year old will eat are carrots and cauliflower. I would love some inspiration about getting her interested in other veggies (the rest of the family is cool with a variety of veggies).

  4. Marj says

    I love your posts! Ever since I tried the roasted broccoli, I’ve been following your posts. My whole family actually loved the broccoli even my husband. :) I would love to get this book and give it to my cousin.

  5. Amy says

    Following on Pinterest, and have mentioned this website for inclusion in the “resources” section of a “getting our kids to eat veggies” project with some other moms in our CSA. My daughter FINALLY ate a green bean tonight, after almost a full year of offering them to her. And then she asked for more. =)

  6. Kristie Mather says

    Just discovered your blog and am really excited. My kids are pretty good eaters – I’ve always given them what we eat and created an atmosphere of “this is dinner” which mostly works.

    My 3yo daughter is more stubborn than her 7yo older brother (and I think less hungry) and adept at eating around the veggies. She excavates her sandwiches, pulls them out of pasta dishes and casseroles, and even the trick of getting her to help prepare food doesn’t work well. She loves to help and then when we point out that she’s “made” whatever, she proclaims that she doesn’t like it.

    Specifically, I’d love to figure out how to get them to eat more dark leafy greens beyond kale chips. Lettuce salad is OK with creamy dressing and they love “green smoothies” because they also have fruit and honey. But, cooked greens don’t go over well. I’ve done them with bacon, with pasta (they love posta), I mince them so they are hard to avoid and mixed them into casseroles … I am a veggie lover and am hopeful that someday they’ll eat a sauteed greens side dish, but for the moment, I’m inventing new ways to hide them. I’d appreciate more ideas.

  7. Mary says

    I always tell new mom friends about your blog. Good, simple recipes. A recent favorite is the oatmeal banana cookies!

  8. Melissa says

    We just tried the chocolate banana muffins and my toddler loves them but she has to share with me! Poor girl. I will have to make extra next time:)

  9. Vanessa D. says

    I’ve gotten less anxious about it, but the truth is, my 3 year old barely eats vegetables or meat. I’m less concerned about the meat (maybe she’s destined to be a vegetarian?), but I’d love for her to eat more vegetables. I can’t think of one vegetable she actually likes… though she eats most fruits. Honestly, I could jump through the roof the nights she tries even a bite of what we are having for dinner… My almost year old gravitates towards green vegetables, but skips most fruits (big sigh).

  10. Andrea B says

    I have told my sister-in-law to check out your blog as she has a 3 year old (and now 2 month old) so I know she could get some good tips!

  11. Andrea B says

    I don’t have kids but I am around my 3 year old niece A LOT…I wish she would eat meat! She loves veggies and fruit but that girl doesn’t eat much meat!

  12. Kristen says

    I wish my son ate more green things instead of making faces at all things green, which is a new development.

  13. Beth says

    I would like my kids to eat more casseroles or stir-frys or mixes — I have a 7 yo afraid of anything mixed or with sauces. I get the whole wheat bread by her but otherwise she would eat hot dogs and white pasta or kraft macaroni for the rest of her life. Kinda like I did when I was younger though…

  14. Liz says

    Would love to break my oldest away from peanut butter and/ or cream cheese sandwiches and into more fruits (apples only) and vegetables (corn and carrots.) And corn is so totally not a real vegetable.
    Of course she thinks ketchup and salsa are veggies too, but I try not to think about it too much.

  15. Kari says

    As a Family Doctor and a mom, I have enjoyed using and sharing your recipes for the past 2 years. We are always looking for ways to improve nutrition in our pediatric population while understanding that the solution lies at the level of the entire family and community. I frequently share your ideas with patients and colleagues and send them to your website all the time. I look forward to reading this book and probably passing it on to others as well!

  16. says

    Hi Charity! I’m so glad I had the chance to hear you speak at the library April 10th. I love your ideas to bring healthy habits to the whole family! Your pictures on your site are gorgeous, by the way. Keep up the great work. I look forward to keeping up with you through Facebook!

  17. Julie Muchlinski says

    Hi! A friend of yours, Lori, told me about you and your website and I’m so impressed! I have shared with a number of friends. :)

  18. Michelle McKee says

    Hello! I enjoyed your recent presentation at the library. Nicely done. I am now following you on Facebook and will share your information with the ladies in our moms’ group here in Hillsborough – Little Sprouts.

    Please enter me in the drawing for the book. Thank you.

  19. Kelly says

    I liked you on FB, and follow you on Pinterest. Also, told a friend about you and shared the info from your talk at the Hillsborough Library with her!!! Excited to try out your recipes on these kiddos!!!

  20. says

    Hi, I follow Foodlets on Facebook & Pinterest. I also just signed up for the newsletter. Please enter me in the drawing, and thanks for the opportunity to win this book! Lauren

  21. Amber says

    I follow you in Facebook and Pinterest. I tell people about you all the time. Love your ideas. Definitely need to get my girls to eat more veggies and less sugar.

  22. Aurora says

    Hey charitable ;) I already follow you on FB and Pinterest and if I could I would follow you around (physically) all day so you could re-tell me stories (like “packing light”). I love you! Here’s my entry for this awesome book give-away!

  23. Sally W says

    I just liked Foodlets on FB after reading about your Easter posts on FoodNetwork. Excited to read more! I have an 8 month old and I’m determined to teach her how to love all kinds of food!

  24. April Bjorklund says

    I liked you on FB! Love the Easter ideas…I’m definitely making the Rice Krispie eggs…that’s WAY better than filling them with random candy. :) Thanks for the tips!

  25. Tania Desrosiers says

    Your sweet(ish) muffins and breads with veggies have been a huge hit at our house. My 5-yr old loves a variety of veggies, but will only eat them raw (Even kale. Raw.). My almost-yr old promptly tosses off her plate anything that remotely resembles a vegetable. Muffins with spinach? Instant hit! Who knew. I already follow Foodlets on FB and will also sign up for the newsletter. Keep up the great work, Charity!

  26. JH says

    Just liked you on Facebook today. Love these ideas for my 3 yo and one on the way. Also following the author and would love to read the whole book!

  27. Rosemary Polizotto says

    I follow you on pinterest. I am romyp71 (I think that’s it. I use Romy on there instead of Rosemary)

  28. Rosemary Polizotto says

    I told my friend, Amy, about foodlets. She has three boys-one is four and twins are 2.5. They can be picky eaters, like my two and four year old girls. They have an instant popsicle maker and even hide quinoa in them!

  29. Rosemary Polizotto says

    I made your Roasted Sweet Potato and Chicken with Mustard Sauce and it was DELICIOUS!! I ate two helpings for dinner and lunch the next day. I can’t wait to make it again!

  30. says

    I just added you to my “reader” to get updates. Check out my site or follow me on Facebook or twitter, if you have a chance we have similar missions to encourage good eating habits and enjoy food. Usually healthy but all food can fit at times.

  31. Julie says

    Just made your chicken, spinach and goat cheese pasta , yum!! Love the idea of food philosophies and guides as oppose to prescribed menus, I’m a teacher and I’m trying to teach my kids how to feed themselves real food :)

  32. Julie says

    I just liked Foodlets on FB! I am using some of your ideas from the post about a cupcake wars birthday party. I am hoping to win the broccoli book!

  33. Julie says

    I just like Foodlets on FB. I am hoping to win a copy of the broccoli book. I found your blog by looking for cupcake war birthday party ideas! Loved your ideas. THANKS>

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