One of five in the "Food Zone" series, this edition, using a variety of graphics and text, discusses the grain food group. It "describes the growing cycle, demonstrates how it makes it to your table and why it is important nutritionally." A bold, colorful map of the world illustrates the importance of a variety of grains to specific areas around the globe. Remaining pages use photos and illustrations in a scrapbook-like layout to discuss the ways different cultures use grains, how various grains, such as wheat and rice are grown and harvested and why they are important nutritionally. Simple recipes in metric form for bread, fried rice and a wheat germ smoothie are included. The series is an eye-catching and informative addition to the growing need for nutritional education for today's young people. A glossary, index and note to parents and teachers is included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.