My first two children, now 18 and 16, were boys. God blessed us with a daughter 12 years ago, and now that we are entering those special “young adult” years with a girl, I’m once again venturing into exciting new waters.
This year for science, we are going to study foods and nutrition (with some baking/cooking lessons on the side to practice what we are learning.) I’ve put together a list of resources we’ll be working through together.
The Guide to Healthy Eating (Book and Lecture DVD) by David Brownstein
A VERY basic overview of the subject. Large type, question/answer format, great for beginners. Our daughter watched the DVD lecture week one of school and really enjoyed it. When we went grocery shopping together at the end of the week, I spied her looking at labels.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
If you can only have one resource on this subject in your home, this would be the one to have.
The Family Meal Table and Hospitality by Nancy Campbell
A solid, Bible-saturated treatise that thoroughly covers the subject both philosophically and practically. Each chapter has Bible study questions
The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin
Find out what the Bible says about food…and how recent scientific breakthroughs and discoveries back it up. Has a practical, 40 day diet plan that has potential to help your body achieve good health.
The Reformation of Food and the Family conference audio downloads
Twenty-six audio teachings dealing with a panorama of food issues ranging from “Food as Medicine” and “Feeding a Large Family,” to “Redeeming the Earth” and “What You Need to Know About Detoxification.”
So now it’s your turn! What have you done with your older daughters in this area of food and nutrition? And if you don’t have older daughters yet, what resources have you gleaned insights from that you’d recommend for the rest of us?