Bonnie has contributed to a number of books, sometimes offering insight, often writing copy or entire chapters. You will find her unique voice and perspective in each of the publications highlighted below. Look for links that allow you to purchase the items directly for your convenience.
Smart Bites for Baby
As the nutrition consultant for Smart Bites for Baby, I critiqued the nutrient and food science references in the book as well as wrote an introduction and nutrition copy for each section. Feeding our children provides parents and caregivers with a tremendous opportunity to use food as a developmental tool. A child’s experience with food remains a valuable opportunity to observe a child, discover their unique experiences with food, and teach child about self regulation and resilience, and remains my favorite part of this project.
When Michael Pollan called out for contributions for the illustrated version of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, I sent him a list of my favorite messages. As I scan his book, my favorite remains, “Eat Close to the Earth” (#18). I presented at a Santa Monica College professional inservice years ago and was asked by a participant if I had read, “The Omnivores Dilemma” Little did I know that reading his book would have such a profound impact on the tangent on my work. I am listed in the acknowledgements.
A Recipe for Life
Susan Dopart, MS, RD, CDE
I first introduced Susan Dopart to the concept of insulin resistance over tea at a sweet little tea house in Santa Monica. Years later we shared an office as she launched her private practice. She took everything I had to teach her, and continues to blaze new trails. A Recipe for Life remains one of the best basic nutrition books on the market, scientifically sound, yet accessible to all.
Getting Better All the Time
I wrote three nutrition chapters for Kathy Smith’s book, introducing the concept of insulin resistance. We also navigated virgin territory by suggesting that not everyone benefited from the same approach to food. The Power of Choice Food Plan provided guidance for a basic balanced approach called “the Starter plan”, and I developed special meal plans and recipes for “Carbo-loaders” and ” Hunter-Gatherers” as well. Who knew in 1998 that we would continue to debate which approach is better in 2014, instead of accepting that there is no one right way to eat. We are just beginning to appreciate that each consumer will need to figure out an approach to food that works best for his or her own metabolism.