The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids

The Healthy Body Cookbook: Over 50 Fun Activities and Delicious Recipes for Kids

by Joan D'Amico
     
 

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Learning about health and science has never been so fun —and delicious!

What does a heartbeat sound like? How strong is my hair? Why do my eyes blink? What's in a sports drink? With more than 50 safe and easy recipes and activities to try, you'll discover the nutritious answers to these and tons of other scrumptious mysteries. And best of all, you get to eat

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Learning about health and science has never been so fun —and delicious!

What does a heartbeat sound like? How strong is my hair? Why do my eyes blink? What's in a sports drink? With more than 50 safe and easy recipes and activities to try, you'll discover the nutritious answers to these and tons of other scrumptious mysteries. And best of all, you get to eat the results when you're finished! You'll make carbohydrate-packed Blueberry Power-Snack Turnovers, protein-boosting Crunchy Chicken Fingers, calcium-rich Creamy, Dreamy Yogurt Orange-Banana Frozen Pops, and much more.

The Healthy Body Cookbook is a delightfully clever smorgasbord of hands-on lessons about the crucial role that diet and exercise play in the development of heart, blood, bones, muscles, skin, teeth, and the nervous and digestive systems. All activities are kid-tested and require only common ingredients and kitchen utensils. There's also a helpful list of safety rules, an explanation of tools and skills, and nutritional values for each recipe.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Pollock-Gilson
This cookbook successfully combines health information, science experiments and kid friendly recipes. Families and teachers will enjoy completing projects such as "Honey-Raisin Pick-Me-Up Popcorn Snack" and a homemade stethoscope. Each chapter covers a different aspect of maintaining a healthy body, with hands-on experiments and related recipes. Simple black and white drawings illustrate the tools and food needed for each activity. Elementary and middle school teachers can use this book to create cross-curriculum units in which children will learn and have fun. Parents will appreciate the simple healthy recipes. The "Pick-Me-Up Power-Packed Lasagna" and the "Strawberry-Kiwi Cooler" look great!
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6--This book of 56 healthy recipes is arranged according to parts of the human body they benefit: heart, blood, muscles, bones, teeth, skin, hair, nails, nerves, and digestive system. For each one, there is a description, an activity or experiment, and some recipes. The clearly described activities and information provide a structure for the book; however, the main focus is nutrition and healthy cooking. In addition to the standard cooking skills and safety rules, there are three helpful appendixes: "Nutrient Content of Recipes," "How to Read a Food Label," and "What's Safe to Eat." Later chapters include information on the food guide pyramid, exercise, weight control, and proper eating habits. The line drawings are helpful and the writing is informal but straightforward. The recipes are clear, thoroughly explained, and tasty; level of difficulty is indicated by number of chef's hats. Important information related in an encouraging way.--Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471188889
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
618,104
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

JOAN D'AMICO is a cooking instructor at Kings Cooking studio in New Jersey and an educational consultant to various elementary and middle schools. KAREN EICH DRUMMOND is a registered dietitian and the author of several cookbooks, including Cook's Healthy Handbook (Wiley). Ms. D'Amico and Ms. Drummond are coauthors of Wiley's popular The Science Chef, The Science Chef Travels Around the World, and The Math Chef.

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