Posts Tagged ‘books’

Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Reading About Eating (Part 2)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Reading About Eating
Part 2 – Children ages 9 to 12

Encourage kids and tweens to check out the following titles. I chose books that emphasize current issues in food and nutrition as well as a few just for fun.

These books should elicit questions and also motivate kids to become more educated and caring consumers.

Janey Junkfood’s Fresh Adventure! Making Good Eating Great Fun!
by Barbara Storper (FoodPlay Productions, 2011)
This book uses a colorful scrapbook-style format to teach children how to decipher food labels, the importance of eating breakfast, the effects of a junk food diet, fun ways to enjoy fruits and vegetables and more. Children follow “Ace Food Detective” Tobe Fit as she discovers that healthy eating habits are the missing ingredient to Janey’s success at making the National Junior Juggling Team.

The Good Garden: How One Family Went From Hunger To Having Enough
by Katie Milway & Sylvie Daigneault (Kids Can Press, 2010)
This is a moving story that explores global hunger and food insecurity from the perspective of one poor farm family in Honduras. An interactive companion website to this book is located at www.thegoodgarden.org.
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Guest Blog: Connie Evers – Reading About Eating (Part 1)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

By Connie Evers MS, RD, LD – Nutrition for Kids

Connie’s Healthy Eating Blog – Reading About Eating
Part 1 – Children ages 4 to 8

Encourage healthy food habits in young children by reading fun and colorful books about food! An engaging children’s story can even entice kids to try new foods. The list below includes some of my favorites, including the interactive book I wrote with Disney:

Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z
by Lois Ehlert (Sandpiper, 1993)
With beautiful watercolor illustrations, the art in this book will appeal to readers of all ages. The author includes well-known produce with the more exotic, including endive, jicama, kumquat, kohlrabi, quince, ugli fruit and xigua (Chinese watermelon). A highlight of the book is the glossary, which gives descriptions, origins and interesting facts about all of the fruits and vegetables in the book.

Good for You! Nutrition Book and Games
by Connie Evers (Disney Press, 2006)
This interactive book combines basic health facts with a playful format of games, recipes, quizzes and trivia designed to guide children towards a lifetime of good health. The book includes a set of punch-out playing cards. (more…)