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November 2, 2005
The La Leche League International continues the success of their cookbook, Whole Foods for the Whole Family with a fifth printing of the second edition this fall. Nearly a quarter of a million copies of the book are in print.

First published in 1981, Whole Foods for the Whole Family was spearheaded by Roberta Bishop Johnson, who oversaw the selection of recipes from the more than seven thousand the organization received from its members. Entirely volunteer-driven, the cookbook sold out its first printing of 25,000 copies in less than four months. It remains one of the best selling books published by La Leche League International.

Whole Foods for the Whole Family covers the gamut of healthful cooking for families with nine hundred recipes that offer home cooks a repository of recipes that could easily form the basis for a lifetime of meals. Each recipe includes a dietary analysis of calories, protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and fat. What sets this cookbook apart are its extensive tips on nutrition, food preparation methods, feeding babies and toddlers, and helpful suggestions for substitutions based on a family’s taste or dietary needs. There are numerous recipes for meatless main dishes; desserts with no or minimal refined sweeteners; as well as make-ahead ideas and party menus. All of the recipes are “made from scratch,’ using only unprocessed, whole foods.

The La Leche League International was founded in 1956 to give information and encouragement, mainly through personal help, to all mothers who want to breastfeed their babies. The LLI’s publications, peer outreach program, telephone support, and other services are a valuable resource for breastfeeding families and physicians.

Whole Foods for the Whole Family was designed and manufactured by FRP in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1961, FRP has produced more than 800 titles for individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations from coast to coast. Full support and consultation are available in the creation, production, marketing, and distribution of a cookbook. FRP is a division of Southwestern/Great American, Inc.

Edited by Roberta Bishop Johnson
La Leche League International, Publisher
364 pp.
900 recipes

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