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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