It’s one thing to make sure your kids maintain a healthy diet; it’s quite another to get them to appreciate exactly why they need to be eating what you put in front of them. That’s where these next five books come in. In these texts, parents will find answers they may not have even been aware of themselves, which describe the importance of a healthy diet. What kids ought to eat, and why, explained in easy-to-understand and creative style, are what these books are all about. So read on to discover five books that help kids appreciate a healthy diet.
- Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition – by Lizzy Rockwell – Chock full of fun facts about food and nutrition, Good Enough to Eat tells the tale of healthy dietary choices in a funny, light-hearted style that’s sure to keep kids engaged. You may even find them repeating some of the fascinating details that are splashed across its pages.
- The Edible Pyramid: Good Eating Every Day – by Loreen Leedy – Written for kids ranging from pre-school to Grade 3, The Edible Pyramid is a picture book that shows eating well can be a beautiful thing, right down to the lush, colorful illustrations of healthy foodstuffs on its pages. Animal characters, served by a smartly dressed cat waiter, are led through a menu of nutritious fare, while kids learn why each item is a healthy choice.
- Food Rules! The Stuff You Munch, Its Crunch, Its Punch, and Why You Sometimes Lose Your Lunch – by Bill Haduch – Haduch’s fun-filled trip through the world of gastronomical data is loaded with fascinating food factoids that will have your kids thinking more about healthy choices. Included are recipes, jokes, and food-centric tales, as well as highly useful information, such as how to read nutrition labels on food items.
- Janice VanCleave’s Food and Nutrition for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun – by Janice VanCleave – As a science teacher, VanCleave offers a unique perspective on nutrition for kids, and delivers it all with cold hard facts. Kids will learn the science of cooking food, how energy and food are related, the food pyramid and more. Ever wonder why an egg white turns white when cooked? Or where vitamins come from? It’s all right here, for you and your kids to discover together.
- Eat Healthy, Feel Great – by William Sears, Martha Sears, and Christie Watts Kelly –Co-written by a pediatrician, a registered nurse and an elementary education major, Eat Healthy, Feel Great is a straight-forward treatise on the subject of nutrition. It provides kids with solid, compelling reasons to make healthy food choices. Parents and children alike will come away with a stronger understanding of food, nutrients and healthy eating.
Learning why it’s so important make healthy dietary choices can help your kids be more receptive to eating well on a regular basis. These books all make the importance of eating nutritionally sound meals easy to understand, and are both an informative and fun way to learn all about the ins and outs of leading a healthy life.