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Multcolib School Corps Picks Food and Nutrition Nonfiction Grades K - 2

Delicious Dairy
Delicious Dairy By Burstein, John (Book - 2010 ) j 641.37 B972d 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Children will learn about why dairy products are so important for healthy bones and teeth, how milk is brought to market, the difference between whole milk and fat-free milk, how cheese and yogurt is made, what kinds of animals produce milk, different dairy products used around the world, and how much dairy a person needs to consume each day.

Fabulous Fruits
Fabulous Fruits By Burstein, John (Book - 2010 ) j 641.34 B972f 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Children will learn about the amazing amount of water in fruit, how fruit blossoms, why the tomato is considered a piece of fruit, the wide variety of products made with fruit, groves and orchards around the world, how worms get into apples, and how many fruits a person needs to eat each day.

Glorious Grains
Glorious Grains By Burstein, John (Book - 2010 ) j 641.331 B972g 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Children will learn about the long history of grain cultivation, where grains are grown today, what types of food products are made from grains (ie. pasta, rice, bread, etc.), the importance of eating whole grains, different grains grown around the world, and how much grain a person needs each day to keep healthy.

Marvelous Meats and More
Marvelous Meats and More By Burstein, John (Book - 2010 ) j 613.2 B9729m 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Children will learn that this group is made up of more than meat. It includes poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts. They will also discover why tofu is part of this group, how this group helps build strong muscles, what different kinds of meats, poultry, fish, etc. are eaten around the world, and how much a person needs to eat each day from this group.

Vital Vegetables
Vital Vegetables By Burstein, John (Book - 2010 ) j 613.2 B9729v 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Children will learn about the incredible variety of vegetables and vegetable products, the history of vegetables in the human diet, what is special about dark green and leafy vegetables, what changes occur when vegetables are cooked, vegetables grown around the world, and how many vegetables a person needs each day.

Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating By Chancellor, Deborah (Book - 2010 ) j 613.2 C4547h 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Reading about the different food groups and the benefits of vitamins and proteins will have children thinking about the food they eat and the effect it has on their well-being.

Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries
Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries What Is in the Fruits Group? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 641.34 C6234a 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Brian Cleary's zany rhyming text introduces young readers to foods in the fruits group, including bananas, plums, grapefruits, and kiwis. Cleary also introduces the health benefits of these foods and provides information on how many servings of fruits the USDA recommends.

Black Beans and Lamb, Poached Eggs and Ham
Black Beans and Lamb, Poached Eggs and Ham What Is in the Meat and Beans Group? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 641.306 C6234b 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Terms of use Rhyming verse explains the different foods that make up the meat and bean group of the food pyramid.

Green Beans, Potatoes, and Even Tomatoes
Green Beans, Potatoes, and Even Tomatoes What Is in the Vegetables Group? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 641.35 C6234g 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Brian Cleary's zany rhyming text introduces young readers to foods in the vegetables group, including sweet pototoes, cauliflower, and spinach. Cleary also introduces the health benefits of these foods and provides information on how many servings of vegetables the USDA recommends.

Macaroni and Rice and Bread by the Slice
Macaroni and Rice and Bread by the Slice What Is in the Grains Group? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 641.331 C6234m 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Rhyming verse explains the different foods that make up the grains group of the food pyramid.

Oils (just A Bit) to Keep your Body Fit
Oils (just A Bit) to Keep your Body Fit What Are Oils? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 664.3 C6234o 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Rhyming verse explains the different type of oils that help to make your body healthy.

Yogurt and Cheeses and Ice Cream That Pleases
Yogurt and Cheeses and Ice Cream That Pleases What Is in the Milk Group? By Cleary, Brian P. (Book - 2011 ) j 641.371 C6234y 2011 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Rhyming verse explains the different foods that make up the milk group of the food pyramid.

Fantastic Food Pyramid
Fantastic Food Pyramid (Streaming Video - 2007 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:A young peer host takes students on a visit to a dairy farm as a backdrop to exploring the foods that make up a healthy diet.

I Eat A Rainbow
I Eat A Rainbow By Kalman, Bobbie (Book - 2010 ) j 613.2 K147i 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:By introducing young readers to the colors of foods, the children also learn about healthy eating. Eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow as possible every day, helps us get all the important vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy.

Me como un arco iris
Me como un arco iris By Kalman, Bobbie (Book - 2011 Spanish ) SPANISH j 613.2 KALMAN 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:By introducing young readers to the colors of foods also teaches about healthy eating, as eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow as possible every day helps people get all the important vitamins. Describes how people eat foods that are all of the colors of the rainbow, including red cherries, yellow bananas, and blue blueberries.

The Edible Pyramid
The Edible Pyramid Good Eating Every Day By Leedy, Loreen (Book - 2007 ) j 613.2 L484e 2007 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Each segment of the pyramid is presented in a two-page spread, defining the food group mentioned and illustrating it with many mouth-watering examples.

Bread Comes to Life
Bread Comes to Life A Garden of Wheat and A Loaf to Eat By Levenson, George (Book - 2004 ) j 641.815 L657b 2004 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This book tells the story of the sowing, growing, reaping, threshing, milling, mixing, kneading, shaping, rising, baking, and breaking of whole grain bread.

The Monster Health Book
The Monster Health Book A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids! By Miller, Edward (Book - 2006 ) j 613.2 M647m 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fun facts about different foods are included throughout to keep the reading upbeat and clear distinctions are made between healthy and not-so-healthy meal choices. Readers will learn about nutrients, how to read foods labels and what it means to count calories.

Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You!
Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You! By Rabe, Tish (Book - 2001 ) j 613 R114o 2001 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:The Cat in the Hat explains the basics of healthy living, from eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep, to having a positive body image, to the distance and speed of a typical sneeze!

El grupo de la leche
El grupo de la leche The milk group / by Mari C. Schuh ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer By Schuh, Mari C. (Book - 2007 Spanish ) SPANISH j 641.371 SCHUH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the importance of the milk group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.

El grupo de las carnes y los frijoles
El grupo de las carnes y los frijoles The meat and beans group / by Mari C. Schuh ; traducción, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer By Schuh, Mari C. (Book - 2007 Spanish ) SPANISH j 641.36 SCHUH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the importance of the meats and beans group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.

El grupo de las frutas
El grupo de las frutas The fruit group / by Mari C. Schuh ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer By Schuh, Mari C. (Book - 2007 Spanish ) SPANISH j 641.34 SCHUH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the importance of the fruit group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.

El grupo de las verduras
El grupo de las verduras The vegetable group / by Mari C. Schuh ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer By Schuh, Mari C. (Book - 2007 Spanish ) SPANISH j 641.35 SCHUH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the importance of the vegetable group, the foods in this group, and how to eat healthy.

El Grupo de los cereales
El Grupo de los cereales The Grain group / by Mari C. Schuh ; translation, Martín Luis Guzmán Ferrer By Schuh, Mari C. (Book - 2007 Spanish ) SPANISH j 641.331 SCHUH 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the importance of the grain group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.

What Happens to A Hamburger?
What Happens to A Hamburger? By Showers, Paul (Book - 2001 ) j 612.3 S559w 2001 Beginning Facts All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Explains the processes by which a hamburger and other foods are used to make energy, strong bones, and solid muscles as they pass through the digestive system.

The Food Pyramid
The Food Pyramid By Taylor-Butler, Christine (Book - 2008 ) j 641.3 T238f 2008 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A guide to proper nutrition and to the USDA food pyramid.

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Nonfiction titles about food and nutrition for grades K-2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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