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Healthy Foods from A to Z: Comida sana de la A a la Z Hardcover – September 5, 2012
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“We know a well-nourished child does better in school and Healthy Foods from A to Z teaches the alphabet, stimulates creativity . . . and introduces fruits and vegetables most likely unknown in some cultures. This is a book for the whole family.” —Edie Wiltsee, MPH, MS, CLC, program director, Monterey County California Health Department
“The perfect tool to aid parents in their goal to feed wholesome, organic food to their children for habits that will last a lifetime and so much fun that children won't even realize they are learning, too!” —Ruth Yaron, author, Super Baby Food!
“We know that children eat a more varied and healthful diet if they participate in meal planning and shopping. If they have involvement they are more invested in it. This book capitalizes on that tendency, making food and eating a pleasant and creative game.” —Loraine Stern, MD, FAAP, coeditor, Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know
“What a wonderful way to get kids interested in learning about healthy eating—and at the same time expand their English and Spanish language skills! The book exposes kids to fruits and veggies they may not see on their own table, so it encourages the whole family to try new foods.” —Bridget Swinney, MS, RD, LD, author, Baby Bites
About the Author
Stephanie Maze is a former photojournalist of 30 years whose work appeared in exhibits and publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Newsweek, the New York Times, People, the San Francisco Chronicle, Smithsonian Magazine, Time, and the Washington Post. She is the creator of the acclaimed I Want to Be . . . series of children’s books, including I Want to Be a Chef, I Want to Be an Engineer, and I Want to Be a Veterinarian. She lives in Sarasota, Florida. Renée Comet is a photographer who specializes in advertising and editorial still-food photography for books, magazines, and newspapers. She has photographed nearly 40 books on food, including The Artful Pie, The Artful Vegan, Delicious by Design, Dining at Monticello, Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, and Cake Love. She lives in Washington, DC.
Top Customer Reviews
The pictures are beautiful and crisp and the colors fresh, just like the fruits and vegetables. Each face has a different expression providing the opportunity to teach children how to recognize feelings by looking at the faces that range from happy, to surprised and serious. The book provides the opportunity for children to learn new vocabulary in both languages and is the perfect catalyst to open up the conversation on the importance of nutritious meals and healthy foods.
The book includes instructions for making your own food face as well as a list of activities that can be done at home or in the classroom with the children to teach them English vocabulary, Spanish and healthy eating habits. The last few pages of the book are written with parents and teachers in mind and contain a complete list of 70 healthy fruit, vegetables, seeds, spices and other healthy foods pictured in the book in both English and Spanish. A picture of each food is accompanied by a description that includes the food's origin and it's health benefits.
The questions and the conversation continued long after we where done with the book. Both of my kids where so excited they wanted to make their own food face and even thought it was time for bed they where so motivated that I couldn't say no. My little guy went to bed telling me how he was going to make 4 food faces: one happy, one sad, one surprised and one scared and which foods he was planning to use.Read more ›
In addition to the text of the book where the foods are pictured alphabetically and identified by both English and Spanish names, readers are given instructions on how to make their own healthy food face and provided with other healthy food projects to do which involve art, language, science, and math skills. There are also seven pages of "Did You Know...?" facts that will highlight the nutritional value of seventy of the foods pictured throughout the book for parents to share with their children. Healthy Foods from A to Z will be beneficial for all youngsters but can be especially helpful for bilingual families and those wishing to expose students to the Spanish language (or even vice versa). Did you know that strawberries are a member of the rose family? I really like strawberries. I also like this book.