Our Mission: We ignite the movement that empowers parents to protect children from harmful chemicals. Donate »

Kate Hudson

Actress, Entrepreneur, Mother of Ryder

"Food is another area where I try to exert control. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do; when I'm away on a set and can’t cook for Ryder, it drives me crazy. I like to get as inventive as possible--Jessica Seinfeld beat me to the punch with her book because I hide good things in Ryder's food all the time. He doesn't like veggies so I boil them, puree them, then hide them in anything so he doesn't say, "Mommy, I see something green..." It's all about taking charge. You can't stop your child from what they're going to do outside the home. But I can do something—quite a lot, actually—about the products in my home. That requires my being as conscious about things as possible—what you put in and on your body. Plus, I believe in constantly finding new ways to do things, myself."

From HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD. Reprinted by arrangement with Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright (c) 2009 by Healthy Child Healthy World.

To read more from Kate and many others, pick up your copy of our book, Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, today.

View all Voices For Change

Back »

Print this page | Email a friend

Trusted Partners

View All
  • Fresh Healthy Vending

Read and Learn

It's the trusted guidebook for the Next Generation of Parenting "...that every single parent needs to read..."

Now In Paperback!