Guest Blogger

Shane Valentine

Shane Valentine

Shane Valentine is the author of The Baby Cuisine Cookbook, and part of the Food Revolution as it relates to preschoolers in America.

Known in food movement circles as the Jamie Oliver of the San Francisco Bay Area, Shane is on a mission to change the way children and their families view food in this country. Following up on the success of his first book “The Baby Cuisine Cookbook”, Shane has developed a groundbreaking program being dubbed “The Pre-School Food Revolution”, which teaches toddlers and preschoolers how to cook and where food comes from before they get to first grade. Nationally recognized author and pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene (founder of drgreene.com & author Feeding Baby Green and Raising Baby Green) joined forces with Shane on this program.

Shane is also a sought after speaker for corporations, non-profits, government agencies and universities. His “fire-side chat” titled “The State of Food” is an eye-opening look at the food our children are eating, from first foods to school age years. This multi-media presentation includes some incredible visual demonstrations of the salt, sugar and fats that are processed & packaged to kids in America. His no holds barred approach tackles the tough topics, such as the rising childhood obesity epidemic and its connection to enormous multi-national processed food companies & their deceptive marketing tactics. Shane then inspires his audience that “Today is a Brighter Day” and that in spite of all this, parents and the community at large can make some real changes that will have a profound impact on the future the minute they walk out of the auditorium.

Shane lives in Marinwood with wife Chantal and three children; Alina 6, AJ 4 & Dario 4.

Shane was recently awarded the American Heart Associations 2012-2013 Goal Impact Champion for his with AHA.

Website:

www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/SHANE/VALENTINE

Blog Posts by Shane Valentine

  • Three young siblings obviously very comfortable with each other.

    Fatherhood Without Plan B

    “Well, let me be the first to tell you, there are two babies in there.”  {pause} “And this appointment is now going to be twice as long so you might want to run down and put money in the meter.” Those were the words uttered from the ultrasound tech that forever changed our lives – […]

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  • Video: Today is a brighter day!

    Video: Today is a brighter day!

    As the follow up video to The State of Food in America, Shane enthusiastically shows you 3 simple things you can do that will make a dramatic difference in your child’s health and future.  You can do it!

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  • Video: The State of Food in America

    Video: The State of Food in America

    In this video, Shane passionately shows us why he gets up in the morning.  The State of Food in America as it relates to preschoolers is shocking and disturbing.  His eye-opening demonstration shows us why our children are not going to live as long as we do.

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  • Video: The family meal is The New Black!

    Video: The family meal is The New Black!

    For 2011, fast food is “out” and the family meal is “in”.  In this video, Shane explains why Americans need to fall in love and have a healthy relationship with food again.  His hope is to bring food back into your heart, your family & to your table.

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  • Video: But what about my toddler?!

    Video: But what about my toddler?!

    Do you have a picky eater?  Is dinnertime stressful?  In this video Shane gives you 5 simple steps that will help your tots & older kids eat healthy, nutritious foods.

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  • Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”

    Video: There is no such thing as “baby food”

    Yes, you read it right! In this video, Shane Valentine, author of The Baby Cuisine Cookbook, admits that baby food is a made up term and passionately explains how processed food companies have created one of the most successful marketing campaigns of all time.

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