Multcolib School Corps Picks Food and Nutrition Nonfiction Grades K - 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Nutritious foods are presented in an alphabetical order and illustrated by photographs of faces made from healthy foods. The names of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and soy products as well as activities for children and a nutritional glossary for parents are included in both English and Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Annotation:Read this book to learn about how healthy foods make your body strong and help it last for years and years. "El comer bien ayuda a tu cuerpo a crecer fuerte y vivir por muchos años. Lee este libro para aprender como escoger comidas saludables.
Annotation:Getting young children involved in making healthy choices sets them on the right track for life. This book helps inspire kids and families to have fun growing, preparing, and eating fresh and wholesome meals and snacks.
Annotation:Learn about the importance of the meats and beans group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.
Annotation:Learn about the importance of the vegetable group, the foods in this group, and how to eat healthy.
Annotation:Learn about the importance of the grain group, the foods in this group and how to eat healthy.
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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 .