5 Minutes for Books: The Chickin Feed Primer

A while back I wrote a review of the Chickin Feed Nutrition Tracker after seeing the mom-owner on the Rachael Ray show. Well now, in addition to offering a visible representation of what our kids need to make up a healthy diet, she’s now published the Chickin Feed Primer: A useful companion for modern families.

There are so many lovely things about this book:

  • It includes nutrition info, but also encouragement to get moving and be creative (because as contributor Amy Handler says, “Imagination is a muscle.”)
  • It looks just like a composition notebook (you know the black and white marble ones), down to the binding and the lined pages. It’s adorable!
  • The cover tells us parenthetically (for use by chickins of all ages), and that is true. Whether you are trying to get yourself on a healthy regime, or if you are trying to convince your children to eat better and move more, this book will work for you.
  • The Recipes! There are great suggestions and recipes for each meal and the extremely-important-to-kids snack time(s) as well.

If you like to read about nutrition, and want to make some easy family-friendly changes, I highly recommend the Chickin Feed Primer. Check out the Tracking Board as well while you’re looking around the site.

We have FOUR copies to give away (U.S. shipping addresses only). If you’d like to win, leave a comment. The winner will be announced in next Monday’s column and is subject to our terms and conditions.

The winner of the Only True Genius in the Family is #6 Ellen Cunningham. You should have received an email from me, but if not send your shipping info to 5minutesforbooksATgmaildotcom.

This post was written by contributing editor Jennifer Donovan, who also blogs at Snapshot and is managing editor of 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. says

    Well now that my son will actually eat chicken [miracle of miracles] that sounds like a smashing idea. [could also do with some help in the diabetes / high blood pressure / high cholesterol department too.]

  2. Maryd says

    I would luv to be entered in the drawing for this helpful book. It could be the help I and my 4 adult daughters need for this new year.

  3. sito says

    This sounds like a very useful tool. As list-maker, journaling kind of person, I could really use this!

  4. says

    The tracking boards look amazing. We have a hard time getting veggies in the little chick and maybe this board will help.

  5. says

    Wow! Looks like an awesome book! Must have missed that Rachel Ray episode.

    It’s officially on my “must have” list! I’ll be ordering it on Amazon if I don’t win. :)

  6. Betty King says

    I sure could use this book to help me with a few of my picky grands. Would love to use some of the recipes and ideas.

  7. Kari A. says

    As a former health teacher you would expect all my meals to be perfectly rounded… they aren’t. I could really use a “Primer” and this sounds perfect!

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

  8. Kathy Conley says

    I have a tween that desperately wants to lose weight and we need help with nutritional guidance!

  9. Diane S says

    Sounds like a good book. Would like to glance through than give to my Best friend as she has raised her own now is raising again. Thank you for the giveaway.