Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems

Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems

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Award-winning author Grace Lin joins science writer Ranida T. McKneally to get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and what a healthy meal looks like. Answering questions like "why are so many vegetables green?", "What's the difference between brown bread and white bread?", and "Why do beans make you gassy?", cheerful haiku poems and a simple Q&A format make this book a nutritious treat.
The information in this book aligns with both the USDA's MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate guidelines and back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607348443
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 396,477
File size: 42 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown), the Geisel Honor Book Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Little, Brown), and The Ugly Vegetables. She is also the co-author and illustrator of Our Seasons. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts. 
Ranida T. McKneally is a writer and science editor who works in educational publishing. She also co-authored Our Seasons with Grace Lin. She lives in Arlington, Massachusetts. 
Grace Zong is the illustrator of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas and Orange Peel's Pocket(Abrams). She splits her time between New York City and Korea.

Read an Excerpt

Breakfast, lunch, dinner—Every day, we eat and eat.But I’m still hungry!

Why do we eat?Your body is always using energy.Everything you do takes energy, eventhings you barely think about, likebreathing and blinking. To run, bike,or swim, you definitely need lots ofenergy. Where does all this energycome from? Our food!You can think of food as fuel foryour body. The energy from this fuel ismeasured in calories. Some foods havemore calories than others. Food alsogives your body nutrients, the buildingblocks it needs to work properly. Somefoods have a lot of nutrients; othershave almost none.Which foods help you stay strongand healthy? Knowing about the fivefood groups—and eating well—willhelp keep you going all day long.

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