As I mentioned in Monday's post taking a Montessori approach to good nutrition with your kids involves a lot of participation and sometimes that participation is hard to drum up.
A good book is always a good source of inspiration in my family and it's a great book that inspires you to DO. These are my favorite, fiction and non-fiction books, to inspire an interest in food.
"On a cold, snowy day, a young girl and her mother shop to buy ingredients for vegetable soup. At home, they work together—step by step—to prepare the meal. While the soup is cooking, they spend the time playing games and reading. Before long, Daddy's home and the family sits down to enjoy a home made dinner. This book celebrates the importance of making a nutritious meal and sharing in the process."
"While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world."
"Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow. And once their harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, cabbage, and corn is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever!"
"Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies."
"Gregory isn't like most goats. Instead of indulging in delicacies like old shoes, boxes, and bottle caps, he prefers to eat fruits, vegetables, eggs, and fish. Mother Goat and Father Goat are disgusted, and after several attempts to get Gregory to eat like a proper goat, they finally take him to see Dr. Ram. But when Gregory finally develops a taste for flat tires and broken violins, he's not just eating like a goat---he's eating like a pig! Will Gregory be able to find a healthy balance before he eats everything in the house?"
The "Everybody..." series is fantastic - it's a little lengthy in text so it's good for older kids. It gives the reader a glimpse into the many ways rice, bread, soup and noodles are prepared all around the world. Complete with tempting recipes to try!
"Young children need a healthy diet for their bodies and brains to develop properly and to give them the best chance of a long and healthy life. This easy-to-use guide is filled with nutritional information, recipe ideas, tips, techniques and tactics for how to get children to eat well from an early age."
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