Why Can't I Have Cake for Dinner? (Sid the Science Kid Series)


Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ate cake all the time? Why do you need to eat a lot of different kinds of food? Read and find out all about nutrition with Sid the Science Kid!

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you ate cake all the time? Why do you need to eat a lot of different kinds of food? Read and find out all about nutrition with Sid the Science Kid!

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Sid is excited. Today is his birthday. He is looking forward to eating his favorite food—cake! Then Sid gets a super idea. Cake is so good, why not have cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? His parents do not agree with his super idea. Mom explains that cake is a "sometimes food" because it has a lot of sugar in it. When Sid surveys his classmates, they nix the idea of eating cake for every meal. Teacher Susie agrees that cake tastes good, but adds that it is not for eating every day. She displays a chart of the four food groups and leads a discussion about nutrition. Sid notices that cake is not included in any of the recommended food categories. He is disappointed that he cannot eat cake all day, but now he knows that his body needs nutritious foods so that he will have enough energy to run and jump and play. Sid enjoys his birthday dinner consisting of mashed potatoes, peas, milk and Mom's Jumbo Gumbo. His birthday cake has a dinosaur outline made with blueberries (instead of frosting). The back pages have illustrations from the four food groups and a listing of "Sometimes" foods which include such things as candy, hot dogs, pepperoni, and refried beans. The colorful photographs are framed like slides linking the book to the TV series, Sid the Science Kid. A good introduction to making healthy food choices. Part of the "Let's Read and Find Out" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061852664
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 320,654
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Posted November 18, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    This book is awesome for teachers and young children learning about healthier alternatives and the food pyramid which is rarely encouraged in the home but can now become apart of the school system to help stop the risk of obesity in young children. This book will help children learn to eat better and make their own decisions about there eating habits.

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