People can be picky eaters. Does your child like to eat junk food instead of vegetables? Is it hard to get your kids to eat healthy food?
You’re not the only one! The kids don’t always like healthy food, and many parents have trouble getting them to like it. However, we’re here to tell you that it isn’t impossible to do.
One way to get your kids to eat healthy food is to set a good example. The chances are that if your kids see you eating these tasty vegetables, they’ll want to eat them, too!
Reading nutrition books for kids is also a great way to teach your kids about healthy habits. Kids learn about healthy eating in these books. They learn why it’s important, and they learn how to do it, as well.
Take a look at these books for kids that teach them about nutrition!
Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition
There is a book for kids called “Good Enough To Eat: A Guide to Food and Nutrition.” The book by Lizzy Rockwell shows kids how to make sure they have a healthy diet. The book talks about nutrition groups, how nutritious foods work, what foods have nutrients, how much nutrition kids need, how the body breaks down food, and what calories are. It even has recipes for kids! With this guide on healthy eating for children, you and your family can do a lot of things together!
Why Should I Eat Well?
This book, “Why Should I Eat Well?” by Claire Llewellyn, tells boys and girls why they should eat healthy foods and exercise to stay healthy. This cute book for kids is based on a child’s natural curiosity. Every child asks why, especially “What?” Why Should I Eat Well? is a book that helps kids learn why nutrition is important through fun illustrations and adorable stories.
Little Critter: Good for Me and You
It’s called Little Critter: Good for Me and You by Mercer Mayer, and it tells kids how to live a healthy life and have fun while they do it. At school, Little Critter learns about how important it is to eat a well-balanced diet. A food pyramid and fun exercises that will help him stay in shape are on his list of things to learn this week. Then, Little Critter shows his family how to be healthy and stay fit in a fun way.
Elizabeth Verdick’s Mealtime teaches toddlers about nutrition and how to eat at the table. The toddlers in the story use basic manners, like washing their hands. It also shows how to use a napkin, fork and spoon at the table. To teach kids the most important thing from this story, make them try one bite of new food because it might be good! Finally, Mealtime helps kids learn healthy eating habits and good mealtime manners.
The Boy Who Loved Broccoli
Sarah A. Creighton wrote a book called The Boy Who Loved Broccoli about a boy named Baxter. It’s a story about a boy who loves broccoli. In fact, Baxter is so in love with the vegetable that it gives him superpowers! Baxter uses the powers of his broccoli to help other people. Then, when he persuades other people to eat broccoli, they get the same superpowers as him. Creighton tells imaginative stories to get young kids to eat their vegetables so that they can grow big and strong.
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato
In Lauren Child’s book I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, little Lola is very picky about what she eats. She doesn’t want to eat anything that looks bad. Because she doesn’t like them: Her brother Charlie tells her that carrots are orange twiglets that come from Jupiter. Lola decides to eat some. As a matter of fact, Lola also doesn’t like mashed potatoes. However, when Charlie tells Lola that they’re cloud fluff from Mount Fuji, Lola gives them a try. Most of all, though, Lola doesn’t like tomatoes at all. Can Charlie convince her that they are tasty? This is a great book for people who don’t like food.
The Tale of Two Brothers: A Rhyming Story About Making Healthy Food Choices
A story about two brothers by the same name When you make healthy food choices, Brittany Andrejcin is a story that rhymes about how to do it. People who eat bad food will feel bad. When they eat good food, they will feel good. This is how it works: When you read A Tale of Two Brothers with your kids, you can start a conversation about healthy eating. This book is meant to do that.
Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli
In order to get your kids to eat their vegetables, you can use a little bit of “backwards psychology.” The book is about a group of monsters who will eat just about anything, but not broccoli. It’s a lot of fun. How could you think that way? Children will enjoy this fast-paced story about some hard-headed monsters (i.e. picky eaters), and maybe they’ll change their minds when you serve them some vegetables next time, after reading this.
Good Enough to Eat
There are times when you have to go the quickest way and teach your kids about the nutritional value of the different food groups. This picture book about nutrition covers a lot of ground. It talks about nutrients and how they work, as well as how the body breaks down food. A lot of good information and recipes that you can make with your child to eat healthy.
Gregory, the Terrible Eater
Gregory the Goat is arguing with his parents because he eats a lot of junk food. A good goat should eat old shoes and boxes. Gregory, on the other hand, likes to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and other disgusting foods. His parents do everything they can to get him to change his ways, even going to the doctor. Gregory doesn’t like goat food very much. Will they be able to change his taste so that he likes goat food more? A book that is both funny and relatable about how hard it is to raise a picky eater.