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Children's LiteratureThis 32-page book introduces the reader to nutrition and provides guidance on the why and how of good nutrition. The book uses pizza as an example to show readers what is involved in eating and digestion as well as the process that the body uses to obtain nutrients. The book identifies and describes the six types of nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein, water, vitamins and minerals. The book is filled with a variety of different children of all ethnicities happily eating healthy foods. The book also includes numerous insets, which highlight key points about nutrition and nutrients. Examples of two effective diagrams in the book are "How to Read a Nutrition Label" and "The Food Guide Pyramid." The book concludes with a glossary which defines 13 nutrition-related words including "antioxidant," "enzyme," and "metabolism." There is also a pronunciation guide. 2003, ABDO Publishing Company, Ages 8 to 12.
— Lynn O'Connell