Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems
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Annotation: Introduces the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating.
Genre: Health
Catalog Number: #6499817
Format: Paperback
No other formats available
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Zong, Grace,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-580-89591-3
ISBN 13: 978-1-580-89591-0
Dewey: 613.2
LCCN: 2015020212
Dimensions: 28 cm.
Language: English
Reading Level: 4.9
Interest Level: 1-4
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.

Excerpted from Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems by Grace Lin, Ranida T. McKneally
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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.


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