Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition
  • Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition
  • Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition

Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition

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by Lizzy Rockwell
     
 

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Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.

In this book, you will learn:

  • all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins,

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Overview

Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies.

In this book, you will learn:

  • all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals
  • each nutrient's function
  • which foods contain which nutrients
  • how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day
  • how the body digests food
  • all about calories

Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rockwell (illustrator of My Spring Robin; On Show and Tell Day) serves up a simple but often bland introduction to nutrition. Watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations offer close-up views of a variety of foods and introduce a cast of smiling, wide-eyed kids whose comments (presented in balloons) supplement the facts in the text. The compositions are cheerful and sometimes playful, as when a boy dressed in a skeleton costume delivers a message about the value of calcium in building and "repairing" bones. The palette, unfortunately, is muted or shadowy, so that the pictured foods never look very appetizing. The author discusses such basics as the importance of eating a balanced diet, the process of digestion, sources of various vitamins and minerals, etc. She concludes with a handful of nutritious, carefully written, kid-friendly recipes. The only other hands-on aspect of the volume is a vaguely outlined experiment "to find out where fat is hiding," which entails rubbing foods (no specific varieties are suggested) on a piece of paper and examining it for grease stains the following day. Given the book's targeted audience, Rockwell has perhaps gone too far in streamlining her information; those above the beginning-reader level may well find the tone of both the art and the text (with the exception of the recipes) somewhat babyish. Ages 5-9. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Barbara Youngblood
This is an agreeable addition to children's nutritional information. In simple, straight-forward terms, the reader can gain a better understanding of the relationship between eating and health. Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals are presented in simple terms with illustrations of the various items that make up the food groups of the Food Guide Pyramid. Recipes are given for Full O' Beans Soup, Alphbread, Non-fat Veggie Dip, Fizzage, and Yogi Pops and all are simple to prepare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064451741
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
169,970
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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