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Title:
Good enough to eat : a kid's guide to food and nutrition
Author:
Rockwell, Lizzy.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Describes the six categories of nutrients needed for good health, how they work in the body, and what foods provide each.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 29291.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.5 2 Quiz: 20818.
ISBN:
9780060274344

9780060274351
Format :
Book

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Did you know that Carbohydrates supply most of the energy your body uses? You should drink at least 5 glasses of water every day? The mineral iron is found in foods cooked in iron pans? 3 slices of bread contain 200 calories?

Jam-packed with fascinating facts such as the ones above, Good Enough to Eat is uniquely designed to satisfy kids' love of food, and their curiosity about how their bodies work.

This book offers all of the basics found in an adult nutrition guide in a format designed specifically for kids. Lizzy Rockwell has filled Good Enough to Eat with funny speech bubbles, detailed illustrations, and an engaging cast of children who munch their way across the pages while explaining everything from why your body needs protein to the food pyramid and how to use it. You'll even find hands-on experiments that test food for fat and reveal the differences between starch and sweet carbohydrates, and recipes using the nutritious foods that children need in their daily diet.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-9. Which foods contain protein, and why does my body need it? What about B complex vitamins? Why must I drink a lot of water? The bright, cheerful pictures focus on preschoolers preparing and eating foods and using them to grow, breathe, move, stay warm, and fight germs. Everyone will appreciate the clear, detailed presentation of facts about the various nutrients and the foods they are in. There's a food guide pyramid, a page of healthy fun recipes for adults and kids to cook together, and playful pages that show kids dressed up as astronauts, skeletons, clowns, and pirates demonstrating the importance of vitamins and minerals: the foods that contain them and how the body uses them. The endpapers illustrate the main food groups, with individual dishes and facts about how many servings you need a day of each group, from fruits and dairy products to fats, oils, and sweets. The audience for this book will be adult caregivers as much as the children they feed, and if older kids can get past the preschool cast, this could be a valuable classroom tool for teaching about health and nutrition. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

Rockwell (illustrator of My Spring Robin; On Show and Tell Day) serves up a simple but often bland introduction to nutrition. Watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations offer close-up views of a variety of foods and introduce a cast of smiling, wide-eyed kids whose comments (presented in balloons) supplement the facts in the text. The compositions are cheerful and sometimes playful, as when a boy dressed in a skeleton costume delivers a message about the value of calcium in building and "repairing" bones. The palette, unfortunately, is muted or shadowy, so that the pictured foods never look very appetizing. The author discusses such basics as the importance of eating a balanced diet, the process of digestion, sources of various vitamins and minerals, etc. She concludes with a handful of nutritious, carefully written, kid-friendly recipes. The only other hands-on aspect of the volume is a vaguely outlined experiment "to find out where fat is hiding," which entails rubbing foods (no specific varieties are suggested) on a piece of paper and examining it for grease stains the following day. Given the book's targeted audience, Rockwell has perhaps gone too far in streamlining her information; those above the beginning-reader level may well find the tone of both the art and the text (with the exception of the recipes) somewhat babyish. Ages 5-9. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-This picture book about healthy eating begins at the beginning: food is necessary for one's well-being and it tastes good, too. Six categories of nutrients are introduced: carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Digestion is described, as is the Food Guide Pyramid. Five recipes are given at the end. The large, square format invites readers in, beginning with a bright watercolor scene of a hungry family: the dog is howling, the baby is crying in her high chair, the cranky boy is bringing in the bread, and the mother and father are doing what they can to get everyone fed. This double-page spread says much more than the four lines of descriptive text. Every bit of information is illustrated with a large or small picture, sometimes accompanied by labels or dialogue balloons. Pictures of healthy food are everywhere, prepared by and eaten with great enjoyment by a variety of people. There's an amazing amount of information packed into this inviting, clear, and valuable book.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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