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About the Author of Baby Bites

Nonna in OfficeNonna* Joann Bruso began her writing career over thirty years ago with a monthly nutrition column. After the demands of raising children lessened, she worked full-time editing the Colorado Christian News. It seems fitting that Nonna Joann has returned to the topic of healthy eating. It was the king of picky eaters, her grandson Joshy, who was the inspiration for her first book Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater.

In addition to her books, Nonna Joann produces a weekly ezine. She serves up oodles of food fun and hot kitchen tips, with a generous helping of sizzling nutrition news. She frequently speaks to mom and parent groups as well as teacher conferences.

Nonna Joann and her husband of over 40 years, Dick, make their home outside of Denver, Colorado. They have four grown daughters and seven grandchildren (one more due in January 2010). And, yes, Joshy is no longer a picky eater, but a healthy eater!

*Nonna is Italian for grandmother

Sample Interview Questions for Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater

1. Don’t toddlers instinctively balance their diets?
2. Why are picky eaters so prevalent today?
3. How is Baby Bites different from other parenting books on picky eating?
4. Do you recommend sneaking healthy food into dishes?
5. How did the inclusion of Betty Baby Bites and Try Rannosaurus come about?
6. What is multi-sensory learning and why is important for the picky eater?
7. How can a mom, juggling a job and family, prepare nutritious meals? Doesn’t that take a lot of time?

Sample Interview Questions for The Forest Feast: Baby Bites Mealtime Adventures
1. Why a storybook about whole foods?
2. How did the characters Try Rannosaurus and Betty Baby Bites come about?
3. Why is Try Rannosaurus named “Try”?
4. You say Betty Baby Bites is the brains behind the dinosaur. Why?
5. What is multi-sensory learning and how does a book apply?
6. Why do you include recipes in a storybook?
7. How does The Forest Feast compliment Baby Bites?

Media Photos: 

Baby Bites Author
Nonna Joann Bruso
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Baby Bites

Baby Bites™ - A Guide For Parents of Picky Eaters - Cover
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The Forest Feast
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Nonna Joann with Her Grandchildren
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Nonna Joann’s Grandchildren
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One thought on “Media Room: Questions & Photos

  1. Virginia Miller says:

    Hello Nonna Joanna,

    I was looking for appealing pictures of children in vegetable gardens, and was charmed by your Nicole & Zach photos!
    This website, and your hard work to promote excellent nutrition for children is TOTALLY AWESOME.

    As far as this physiologist is concerned, nutrition is the ONLY answer!!!
    Ever thumb through “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”, by Balch? You will love it!

    Your books should be mandatory reading for both children and adults!

    Thank you!

    Job well done,

    Virginia M.

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