Hi, I’m Rebeca Plantier
Since moving to France more than two decades ago, I’ve discovered a healthier, simpler, less stressful way of life that has greatly increased my wellbeing, and the wellbeing of my family too!
I started this blog to share what I have learned from the French about healthy living. Like many parents, I want to foster longterm healthy habits in my children and model positive aging to them too! In an increasingly unhealthy and stressed out world, I believe in spreading a message of simple, enjoyable wellbeing. My e-book, “Lessons From France: Eating, Fitness, Family”, goes in depth about what I’ve learned.
My articles and interviews have been shared by millions of readers and have appeared in The Washington Post, Business Insider, The Huffington Post (US, UK), The Telegraph, MindBodyGreen, Well+Good, Salon, Radio RTE 1, French national news, and many more.
I am an internationally known researcher on France’s sustainable, organic school lunch program. My e-book, ”French School Lunch: Why delicious and nutritious cafeteria food is a national priority in France”, explains how the French serve one billion healthy meals to school aged children every year. I consult in the public and private sectors, and advocate through non-profit organizations such as NYC-based Chefs For Impact and OAfrica. I believe all children around the world should have access to healthy meals at school.
I have been recognized by the French government for my work promoting the virtues of their school lunches abroad, and interviewed by NBC Today program producers for a back-to-school segment. In 2018, I participated in Australia’s Churchill Fellowship research entitled “Factors that enable school lunch programs to impact positively on student health and well-being.”