KID FOOD: Tomorrow Is …. PUB DAY!!! (And How You Can Help)

Dear TLT’ers:

I first started writing Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World in 2017 —two years ago!—so it’s really hard to believe the big moment is finally here. . .


🥳🍾📘🎉    Tomorrow is Kid Food‘s Pub Day!    🥳🍾📘🎉


Kid Food represents the culmination of almost a decade of writing about children and food here on The Lunch Tray and elsewhere, and it’s my sincere hope that the book will not only give you a deeper understanding of our children’s junk food world, but also empower you to help change that world for the better.

If you support these goals, I’d be so appreciative if you could do any or all of the following:

Share the Book on Social Media!

If you use Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram, please consider using those platforms to let friends and family know about the book. It feels more than a little weird to put my words of praise into your mouth, so please feel free to write your own posts! But if you’re pressed for time, here are three ideas:

We expect kids to be deluged with junk food tonight 🎃🎃🎃, but why is it so hard to raise healthy eaters the other 364 days of the year? A new book, KID FOOD, comes out tomorrow, and it explains how we can make our children’s world a healthier place!

From unhealthy restaurant children’s menus to teachers handing out candy rewards, raising healthy eaters in today’s society is HARD! But a new book, KID FOOD, offers parents insight, help and hope:

Find out why food policy leaders like Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser, Mark Bittman, and Marion Nestle are praising KID FOOD—a new book on the challenge of raising healthy eaters in a junk food world:

Leave a Review!

Once you’ve had the chance to read the book, please, please, please take the time to quickly review it on Amazon or other book-selling sites, as well as on Goodreads. Potential book buyers really do pay attention to reader reviews (I know I do!) and seeing your positive feedback can make all the difference in Kid Food‘s success.

Consider a Personalized Copy for Holiday and New Baby Gifts!

Would you like to give autographed copies of the book as a gift, but aren’t able to make my tour dates to have the book signed in person? I’m here for you! 😀 Just visit and I’ll send you as many free, personalized bookplates as you like, to be placed inside the front cover of any copies you buy. They’re self-adhesive and even designed to go with the book’s cover!

Share Reviews and Other Media Coverage!

Finally, I’m thrilled to share here some of the coverage Kid Food has already received, which you can also include in any social media posts:

    • The New York Times did a write-up of the book last week:  “How to Break Out of the Children’s Menu Trap“
    • Civil Eats posted an extensive Q&A with me about Kid Food this morning: “How ‘Kid Food’ Became Fraught for Parents“
    • ​I also had a great conversation about the book in Mark Bittman’s food magazine, Heated“Ultraprocessed Food Is Linked to Obesity and Disease — So Why Are We Feeding It to Our Kids?
    • Here in Houston, I recently had the chance to talk about the book with the Buzz magazine “The Lunch Monitor,” and on our local NPR’s radio show, Houston Matters (scroll down for my segment).  
    • ​Last, but most definitely not least, Marion Nestle recently reviewed Kid Food on Food Politics (“Weekend Reading: Kid Food (!)“), including a line that truly left me speechless: “[Kid Food] is so good, so well written, and so important that nothing I can say can do it justice.”​ (Would it be inappropriate to just wallpaper my entire office with that quote? Yeah, OK, OK…. ) 

THANK YOU in advance for your support of Kid Food, TLT’ers!!!

As I said in my recent “unboxing video,” there wouldn’t be a book without this wonderful Lunch Tray community, and I hope to meet and personally thank as many of you as possible when I’m touring with the book!




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