I cannot claim enough knowledge of or experience with the French or Japanese cultures to take this project on alone.

So I must give credit where credit is due to the following resources that have guided me along these lifestyles:

French Resources

Books

French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

 The French Don’t Diet Plan  by Dr. William Clower

All You Need to Be Impossibly French by Helena Frith Powell

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

Cooked by Michael Pollan

Articles

Why French Parents Are Superior by Pamela Druckerman, The Wall Street Journal

 Why French Parents Are Superior (in One Way) by Karen Le Billon, The New York Times

French Kids Don’t Snack adapted by Babble Editors from French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon, Babble.com

Films

Step up to the Plate (Entre les Bras) 

Japanese Resources

Books 

At the Japanese Table by Lesley Downer

Japanese Women Don’t Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother’s Tokyo Kitchen by Naomi Moriyama

The Okinawa Diet Plan by Bradley J. Willcox, D. Craig Willcox and Makoto Suzuki

 Nordic Resources

Books

The Everything Nordic Cookbook by Kari Schoening Diehl

Articles

About.com Scandinavian Food