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Children's Books about Nutrition

Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
Watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations invite readers into this popular book. It begins with a hungry family as they find food good enough to eat. Pictures show a variety of people enjoying healthy foods. Six categories of nutrients are introduced: carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Readers see the importance a balanced diet. Five child-friendly recipes are included.

The Vegetables We Eat [Paperback] Gail Gibons
The realistic pictures and descriptive text enhance fascinating facts about vegetables. The book relates vegetable varieties to each other. It tells how they are grown and even why they are so good for us. This appeals to pre-school and elementary age children.

The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day by Loreen Leedy for ages 4-8.
The clever illustrations and witty text help children enjoy learning about eating appropriate servings of a balanced diet. The menu at the Edible Pyramid Restaurant is based on the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's food guide. The head waiter is a French cat in tails.

Books for Parents and Other Educators

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids: An Integrated, Creative Approach to Nutrition Education for Children by Connie L. Evers the Revised 2012 4rd Edition
This book has over 200 activities about nutrition to use with language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and physical education. In a customer review at Amazon, Kathleen E. Kain states that the numerous activities will have children improving their eating habits from day one! Ms. Evers has clearly written this for today's children and the many pitfalls they have in their diets and lifestyle. Dr. Kain writes "The Science Spiders Newsletter."
Connie Evers, MS, RD, works as a nutrition education consultant to schools, universities and USDA child nutrition programs throughout the nation. She makes frequent media appearances, is a popular speaker and is active in social media.

How to Get Your Kid to Eat, But Not Too Much by Ellyn Satter
She has suggestions about feeding and solving feeding problems in different age groups from birth through adolescence. Her unconventional advice is that parents are responsible for what is presented to eat and the manner in which it is presented. Children are responsible for how much or even whether they eat. Some sections focus on feeding problems, obesity, special needs children, and eating disorders.

The author has 40 years' experience helping people of all ages with their eating and with feeding their children. Ellyn Satter, MS, RD, LCSW, BCD is an internationally recognized authority on eating and feeding. A family therapist and feeding and eating specialist, Satter has a private psychotherapy practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her books, journal and magazine articles, teaching materials, seminars and media interviews have made her well-known to the lay public, professionals and the media as the leading authority on nutrition and feeding of infants and children of all ages.

Enjoy her other books:

Your Child's Weight: Helping Without Harming

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook.

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