"What a great book you have written and a great resource. I have used Grow Me Well already today on a 12 year old to show her the good effects of an alkaline diet. She read it while her mum had treatment. I think it is especially good that you incorporate the political aspects of poor food choices, and branch into the deep stuff of the enteric nervous system as well. We all need this well rounded approach to our diet!"
- Jenny Allison, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner (Auckland, NZ)
"I absolutely love your book, “Grow Me Well”. It doesn’t matter what page I open, there is always something new and fascinating to learn about food and what we put in our mouths.
You have produced a wonderfully accessible, informative book with delightful and funny illustrations, in just a few pages – a book to enjoy and share as well as to educate.I will probably be ordering more copies!
I saw Dr Peter Gluckman on Q&A talking about our obesity problem in NZ last Sunday and he stressed how important it is to know from before birth how to feed our children right, especially at the weaning stage, as this sets patterns and physiological expectations for life (scary!).
I think “Grow Me Well” is so important and so topical that it should be available to young mothers at Plunket and in health clinics, from GPs, as well as in schools for teachers to use with their classes. Is that a possibility in the near future? Send a copy to the Minister of Health! All the very best for the future of your wonderful book!"
- Angela, Great Grandmother (Auckland, NZ)
“Grow Me Well negotiates the simple relationships between eating well and attaining superb health in a fun and easily readable format. As a nutrition educator, it is reassuring to see a sound foundation in nutrition science underpinning this story... New Zealand-authored nutrition books of this genre are rare: I would go so far as to say this is the best book to support New Zealand nutrition education that I have seen.”
- Wendy Slatter DHSC, M ED (HONS)
"As a new mother I felt overwhelmed when trying to tackle the correct diet and nutrition for my baby. I didn't know where to start or how to make sensible choices so that she would get everything she needs (and nothing she doesn't!). After reading Grow Me Well I now have a complete resource that answers all of my questions. I keep returning to the book whenever my baby reaches a new stage or I try out new foods. The format of the book is easy to read and understand. It demystifies all of the processed foods problems and has simple rules to follow. The bright pictures and diagrams make it fun to read and I'm now looking forward to teaching my daughter all about nutrition and her body so that she can go on to make great choices for herself too".
- Tanja Spaabaek-Peat, Mother and Secondary Teacher - Auckland, NZ