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Good Eats, Good Reads

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My family lives in a fantastic area for foodies; we’re not far from The Culinary Institute of America, and our region is rife with farm-fresh pickings. We’ve made it part of our lifestyle to pick our own fruits and vegetables, to purchase from farmers’ markets as often as we can, and to celebrate food that is healthy as well as delicious. When I started looking for children’s books about healthy eating, I knew I wanted a holistic approach that accounts for food as cultural, social, and historical as well as nutrition. Each of these books gave an interesting spin on health, nutrition, and the important roles food plays in our lives.

  1. Crayola’s Craft “Food for Thought…and Energy, Too!”
  2. Dinosaurs Alive and Well! A Guide to Good Health by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  3. Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
  4. Eat Healthy, Feel Great by William Sears, M. D., Martha Sears, R.N., Christie Watts Keyy, and Renee Andriani
  5. The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy
  6. The Food Parade: Healthy Eating with the Nutritious Food Groups by Elicia Castaldi
  7. Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
  8. Good for Me and You by Mercer Mayer
  9. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  10. How Did that Get in My Lunchbox? The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth and Lucia Gaggiotti
  11. Oh, the Things You Can Do that Are Good for You! All about Staying Healthy by Tish Rabe and Aristides Ruiz
  12. Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
  13. My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness by Pat Thomas
  14. Plants Feed Me by Lizzy Rockwell
  15. The Vegetable Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta, Bob Thomson, Edgar Stewart
  16. The Vegetables We Eat by Gail Gibbons
  17. What’s So Yummy? All about Eating Well and Feeling Good by Robie H. Harris and Nadine Bernard Westcott
  18. The Yummy Alphabet Book: Herbs, Spices, and Other Natural Flavors by Jerry Pallotta and Leslie Evans

 

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