The Fruit Group

The Fruit Group

by Mari C Schuh, Barbara J. Rolls, Gail Saunders-Smith

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Text and photographs present the fruit group, the foods in this group, and examples of healthy eating choices.


Text and photographs present the fruit group, the foods in this group, and examples of healthy eating choices.

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Children's Literature
From the table of contents page that pictures a happy pineapple made with grapes for eyes and an apple slice for a mouth, to the introduction of the My Pyramid site provided by the government, this title encourages young readers to eat healthy. Photographs throughout the book show young readers making healthy choices: The cereal page shows a young reader adding fresh berries to his bowl of cereal. The mother shops in the market with her son, showing him how to select fresh fruits for their meals. Children share a bowl of strawberries, and young snackers are eating fresh melon outdoors, not in front of the television. Gender stereotypes are addressed with mother and son shopping together, and father and daughter cooking together. The text is simple and easy to read. A glossary, index, and helpful Internet pages are included. Other titles in the "Healthy Eating with My Pyramid" series cover fruits, water, grains, snacks, exercise, vegetables, and meat. This is an excellent introduction to healthy lifestyles for all early elementary school students. This would be a good choice for elementary science classrooms, supporting the national science standards for nutrition and health. 2006, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 6.
—Joyce Rice

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Healthy Eating with Mypyramid Series
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Mari Schuh is the author of more than 150 nonfiction children’s books, covering topics from tomatoes to tornadoes. She has written numerous articles for daily newspapers and has presented at the West Virginia Book Festival. Mari lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joe, and their house rabbit, Kindle.

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