Study Guide to healthy eating at home and school
For parents and teachers!
Both the book and the blog contain a healthy dose of information on food and how it works in our bodies. This page pulls things together from my book and my blog, so you can find information on specific foods and nutrients easily.
Science is continuously refining what we know about food and nutrition. What should we believe when the facts are changing so quickly? How can we best cope with picky eaters or manage people’s allergies in the family… or feed our families well on a budget?
Vinny’s answer: We learn to understand how food feeds our body. We adapt when new facts arise. Then, we choose well to meet our own personal needs and tastes.
Study Guide to the book, Cook Up A Story
Here, Vinny suggests a few multiple-choice questions you can ask your kids as you read the stories in his book together. It’s an interactive way to help your family get the most from the tales. Help children find some truths in Vinny’s stories. Show them how the stories link to great ideas in the kitchen for healthy eating. Each of the chapter titles ties the story to its nonfiction components.
- Body basics are introduced through an original fairy tale, Wauna’s song
- Pump it features the story Birthday bumps, a hair-raising adventure about boys on the river, frogs, and wishes gone bad
- Meal time is family time offers up a family’s ghost story, Little Miss Ellie and the princess’s pie, that helps a girl learn to value her mixed heritage
- Friendly fiber is pushed along by a science project gone amiss in Prune puff smooths the way
- Milk’s got it features teen angst and young love in More Milk Please
- Mood foods caps off the book with Melting moments, a heart-warming story about cooking, reading, and family legacy.
Click through on the above links and let’s get cooking!
These posts are useful mainly for people who have Vinny’s book or who are thinking of getting it. Consider ordering a copy of Vinny’s book as a gift for someone you love.
Family Cook Books
- DK Children’s Cookbook , Canadian Edition
- I’m Just Here for the Food, by Alton Brown. 2006, 321pp.
- Looney Spoons
Novels for kids and teens
- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. 2008, 374 pages.
- Greener Grass, by Caroline Pignat. 2008, 276 pp.
Adult fiction and nonfiction on healthy eating