Nutrition: Resources


Good Enough to Eat: A Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition

ISBN: 0064451747
Ages: 5 and up

This book is filled with a gallery of watercolor illustrations to help educate young children on the value of eating healthy. This kid's nutrition book explains the basic nutrients and what they do, where to find them and how much to eat. Great for reading aloud or for beginning readers to read on their own.

hungry monster

The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!

ISBN: 0823421392
Ages: 7 and up

Learn about the food groups with the help of a friendly green monster. Venture into fun food facts like how many peanuts it takes to make a jar of peanut butter. This book still employs the food pyramid, but has some great details that help to teach good nutrition.

reading a cookbook

Be Fit, Be Strong, Be You (Be The Boss Of Your Body)

ISBN: 1575423073
Ages: 8 and up

This is a great book for children of this age. It focuses on building a good self-image, feeling balanced, and treating the body well by eating correctly and exercising. It does touch on eating disorders, so may be best used with adult input. This would make a great book for a health class, a youth group, or a self-help program.

MyPlate and You (Pebble Plus: Health and Your Body)

ISBN: 1429671297
Ages: 4 and up

Learn how the new MyPlate guide fits into your life and how to use it to eat better. Then supplement Olson's overview with these additional books, all by Mari Schuh, that promote healthy food choices.

  • Fruits on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694122
  • Vegetables on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694246
  • Dairy on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694106
  • Grains on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694165
  • Healthy Snacks on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694181
  • Proteins on MyPlate    ISBN: 1429694203
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