Barbara's Product Reviews & Giveaways

August 23, 2012 7:50 PM

Healthy Foods A to Z

[The winner of this giveaway is Colleen. Thanks to all who entered - I wish I had one for each of you! And thanks to Moonstone Press for sponsoring it. You may purchase Healthy Foods from A to Z at Amazon]

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I received this copy of Healthy Foods from A to Z from Moonstone Press - and I'm glad I did.

Each page is devoted to a letter of the alphabet, with a very artistic face created from fruit and vegetables that begin with that letter.  Presented in English and Spanish and with a heavy dose of creativity!

My guess is that just sitting with a child who might be a little finicky in their eating habits - naming and pointing together to the familiar fruits and vegetables - would break down subconscious barriers a child might have to trying new things.

And of course, ultimately, the real barrier-breaker is mom - who serves up a wide variety of food - even things your mother didn't serve.  People always ask me why my kids love vegetables and my only answer is that I serve them every night and the whole family eats them.  Lately, we've tried cooking fresh beets and everyone loves them too.

But I digress.  The book also has a template and directions so you and your kids can make your own funny faces, ideas for other projects, and als0 - very valuable - a chart with nutrition information on all kinds of food.  This is something you can study with your children - each absorbing what you can at your respective levels.

To win your own copy of this unique book, please leave a comment for a crawing 9/10!


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This book looks wonderful. Both my 4.5 and 2.5 year old are veggie adverse. I can think of so much to do with this for our Montessori home school. We could try tasting the different items (sensorial), learning names (language) or letting the kids try their practical kitchen skills and recreate them.

Posted by: Bess | August 23, 2012 8:56 PM

Would love this for the little ones in my house who are just learning about foods. Sounds like a great intro. into healthy eating. Thank you!

Posted by: Ellen McClure | August 23, 2012 10:01 PM

Perfect to read during our garden harvesting time! Thanks, Barbara

Posted by: Linda | August 24, 2012 11:51 PM

My grandaughter's first birthday is 9/10 so maybe i will be lucky. Annabelle is good with both the alphabet and her veggies. Thanks.

Posted by: Coleen Clemente | August 25, 2012 5:21 PM

Oh my goodness! My little Lyric would love this. I keep our granddaughter 5 days a week, and we read a lot, as well as do artsy-craftsy stuff, which she loves. Making fruit and veggie faces would be fun...and improve her acceptance of more variety and healthiness in eating too. Thanks for offering this.

Posted by: Wanda Mortensen | August 26, 2012 6:09 PM

My 3 year old would love this. We are just starting to work on learning his letters and sounds, plus he tends to be a picky eater. This book looks like a double win! :)

Posted by: Alison S. | August 27, 2012 12:31 PM

My five year-old is not fond of vegetables, but we are working on it! He loves to read stories together though, so I think he would really enjoy this book. My four year-old would love the book too, because unlike her brother, she loves vegetables.

Posted by: Christina Chapman | August 28, 2012 9:03 AM

This book looks awesome!!!!

Posted by: Katie | August 28, 2012 2:08 PM

Please enter me in the give away.

Posted by: Mel | September 1, 2012 10:02 AM

Had to revisit this one to enter because we are starting the Paleo diet and I believe this will make it super interesting for my #4 and #5 kiddos. I typically don't let them "play" with their food but this is really cute!

Posted by: Dirtdartwife | September 1, 2012 4:36 PM

lol... whatever works!... Reminds me of a book we just checked out of the library (recommended on a booklist) "Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Ehlert... ;) ... ps we LOVE beets! - messy but worth it!... did you know you can eat the beets' "greens" too?... just boil them up & make a salad-ish side with them- vinegar, oil & a dash of salt.. yum!

Posted by: Melanie Johnston | September 4, 2012 4:07 PM

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