Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Eating’

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…)

Paul’s Picks: The Truth on Health Supports Alliance for a Healthier Generation!

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

By Paul Pierce & The Truth on Health Team

There are so many great things out there that will help you stay fit and be healthy. Every month, if I see something that’s new, noteworthy and that I think you should know about, you will hear it here first! The pick for the month of February is the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, which supports youth health in schools across the country.