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

By Lizzy Rockwell
Collins Publishing, 2009

Ages 5 and up
ISBN: 0064451747

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 shares the basic nutrients and what they do, where to find them and how much to eat. Great for reading aloud or for the beginning reader to read on their own.

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

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By Edward Miller
Holiday House, 2008

Ages 7 and up
ISBN: 0823421392

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.

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

By Rebecca Kajander C.P.N.P., M.P.H.
Free Spirit Publishing, 2010

Ages 8 and up
ISBN: 1575423073

This is a great book for children of this age. It focuses on good self image, feeling balanced and treating the body well by eating correctly and exercising. It does touch on eating disorders so might 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)

By Gillia M. Olson
Capstone Press, 2011

Ages 4 and up
ISBN: 1429671297

Learn how the new MyPlate guide fits into your life and how to use it to eat better. This series offers additional books that reflect healthy food choices.

Fruits on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694122

Vegetables on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694246

Dairy on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694106

Grains on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694165

Healthy Snacks on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694181

Proteins on MyPlate By Mari Schuh ISBN: 1429694203

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