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{"id":4297678343,"title":"Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems","handle":"our-food-a-healthy-serving-of-science-and-poems","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-lin\" title=\"Grace Lin bio\"\u003eGrace Lin\u003c\/a\u003e \u0026amp; \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ranida-t-mckneally\" title=\"Ranida T. McKneally bio\"\u003eRanida T. McKneally\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-zong\" title=\"Grace Zong bio\"\u003eGrace Zong\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA colorful, bountiful book about the food we eat.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAward-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\u0026amp;A format make this book a nutritious treat.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe information in this book aligns with both the USDA's MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate guidelines. Back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/our-seasons\" title=\"Our Seasons\"\u003eOur Seasons\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ugly-vegetables\" title=\"The Ugly Vegetables\"\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/old-manhattan-has-some-farms\" title=\"Old Manhattan Has Some Farms\"\u003eOld Manhattan Has Some Farms\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/one-little-lot\"\u003eOne Little Lot\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-food-spread.jpg?9911641251267534848\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrace Lin, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book \u003cem\u003eWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon\u003c\/em\u003e (Little, Brown), the Geisel Honor Book \u003cem\u003eLing and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!\u003c\/em\u003e (Little, Brown), and \u003cem\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-lin\" title=\"Grace Lin bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Grace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRanida T. McKneally, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRanida T. McKneally is a writer and science editor who works in educational publishing. She also co-authored \u003cem\u003eOur Seasons\u003c\/em\u003e with Grace Lin.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ranida-t-mckneally\" title=\"Ranida T. McKneally bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ranida.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrace Zong, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrace Zong is the illustrator of \u003cem\u003eGoldy Luck and the Three Pandas\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eOrange Peel's Pocket\u003c\/em\u003e by Rose Lewis. She splits her time between New York City and Korea.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-zong\" title=\"Grace Zong bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Grace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eLanguage Arts\u003c\/i\u003e 2016 Notable Children's Poetry Books\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Briefly explaining why we eat, the text examines each food group: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy. After defining a fruit, listing examples, and discussing their nutritional value, the text investigates what makes fruits sweet and colorful. The vegetable section opens with the difference between fruits and vegetable and moves on to why many vegetables are green and why it's important to eat vegetables. Describing \"what makes a grain a grain,\" the text explains the difference between brown and white breads and \"what makes popcorn pop.\" Protein foods are discussed as important building blocks followed by explorations of why lean meats are healthier than fatty and \"why do beans make you gassy?\" The final, dairy-group section explores the sources of milk, its composition, and nutrients as well as the difference between whole milk and skim and \"why are some cheeses so stinky.\" The clearly written, fact-based text concludes with advice on balancing food groups. Each double-page spread features a haiku that encapsulates the topic or subtopics explored and a prose sidebar that goes into detail. Colorful, acrylic illustrations featuring five inquisitive, racially diverse kids exploring food production on a farm add visual focus and lighthearted humor. Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Breakfast, lunch, dinner-- \/ Every day, we eat and eat. \/ But I'm still hungry!\" Newbery Honor-winning Lin and science author McKneally join forces with illustrator Zong to explore the five food groups--fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy--as well as the nutritional balance needed to give children energy and keep them healthy. Taking up half of each two-page spread, Lin's child-like and often pun-laced haiku (i.e., \"I've always wondered: \/ Do brown chickens lay brown eggs? \/ My thoughts are scrambled\") will appeal to younger audiences. Side panels contain McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, \"Why do beans make you gassy?\" and \"Why are some cheeses so stinky?\" which are perfect for older readers and might even capture the interest of adults. Zong ties both narratives together with brightly colored acrylic depictions of playfully inquisitive, ethnically diverse children. McKneally closes with an acknowledgment that not all scientists agree on what constitutes a healthy meal, which emphasizes how changeable the landscape of nutrition guidelines can be. Includes a fairly comprehensive, one-page glossary of food terms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSimple haiku offers a light accompaniment to colorful pages introducing the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating. Each of the five groups is broken into topics within the subject--\"What is a fruit?,\" \"What makes fruit sweet?,\" and so on. Bright, cartoonlike acrylics depict a diverse group of children exploring the natural world of food (an orange grove, a vegetable plot). Aligned to the side of each spread, an opening haiku and a chatty, readable paragraph provide further information. The cheerful and informative whole will delight classroom teachers and parents who homeschool alike--a neat, vibrant shopping cart full of attractively packaged explanations on food, diet, nutrition, and health (plus a word to the wise on why beans are \"gassy\"!). This work is simpler than Kim Etingoff's textbookish \u003cem\u003eOn My Plate: Building a Healthy Diet with the 5 Food Groups\u003c\/em\u003e and DK's colorful, more detailed \u003cem\u003eAre You What You Eat?\u003c\/em\u003e VERDICT This title will slip gently into the curriculum with nary a bit of fat or gristle to be seen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLin's often pun-laced haiku pair with McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, \"What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?\" and \"Why are some cheeses so stinky?\" to explore the five food groups and the nutritional balance needed for energy and to stay healthy. Bright acrylic depictions of playful, diverse children tie the narratives together. See also Saraj L. Thomson's \u003ci\u003eWhat's for Lunch?\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-food-cvr.jpg?6837152214359669158\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-food-hires.zip?4441225043989691008\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePaperback\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-591-0\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-844-3 EPUB\u003cbr\u003e ISBN: 978-1-60734-845-0 PDF\u003cbr\u003e For information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 5-8\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 40\u003cbr\u003e8 \u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e x 11\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2016-03-02T17:18:00-05:00","created_at":"2016-02-04T09:59:11-05:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 3-6","Browse by Age_Ages 6-10","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Picture Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Concept Books","Browse by Subject_Food \u0026 Nutrition","Browse by Subject_Life Lessons \u0026 Skills","Browse by Subject_Poetry \u0026 Language","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":799,"price_min":799,"price_max":799,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":12239768682575,"title":"Paperback","option1":"Paperback","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"95910","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems - Paperback","public_title":"Paperback","options":["Paperback"],"price":799,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":10,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"9781580895910"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/our-food-cover.jpg?v=1570537290"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/our-food-cover.jpg?v=1570537290","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-lin\" title=\"Grace Lin bio\"\u003eGrace Lin\u003c\/a\u003e \u0026amp; \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ranida-t-mckneally\" title=\"Ranida T. McKneally bio\"\u003eRanida T. McKneally\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-zong\" title=\"Grace Zong bio\"\u003eGrace Zong\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eA colorful, bountiful book about the food we eat.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAward-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\u0026amp;A format make this book a nutritious treat.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe information in this book aligns with both the USDA's MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate guidelines. Back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/our-seasons\" title=\"Our Seasons\"\u003eOur Seasons\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/ugly-vegetables\" title=\"The Ugly Vegetables\"\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/old-manhattan-has-some-farms\" title=\"Old Manhattan Has Some Farms\"\u003eOld Manhattan Has Some Farms\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/one-little-lot\"\u003eOne Little Lot\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/our-food-spread.jpg?9911641251267534848\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrace Lin, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book \u003cem\u003eWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon\u003c\/em\u003e (Little, Brown), the Geisel Honor Book \u003cem\u003eLing and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!\u003c\/em\u003e (Little, Brown), and \u003cem\u003eThe Ugly Vegetables\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-lin\" title=\"Grace Lin bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Grace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRanida T. McKneally, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRanida T. McKneally is a writer and science editor who works in educational publishing. She also co-authored \u003cem\u003eOur Seasons\u003c\/em\u003e with Grace Lin.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/ranida-t-mckneally\" title=\"Ranida T. McKneally bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Ranida.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGrace Zong, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGrace Zong is the illustrator of \u003cem\u003eGoldy Luck and the Three Pandas\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eOrange Peel's Pocket\u003c\/em\u003e by Rose Lewis. She splits her time between New York City and Korea.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/grace-zong\" title=\"Grace Zong bio\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Grace.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eLanguage Arts\u003c\/i\u003e 2016 Notable Children's Poetry Books\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Briefly explaining why we eat, the text examines each food group: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy. After defining a fruit, listing examples, and discussing their nutritional value, the text investigates what makes fruits sweet and colorful. The vegetable section opens with the difference between fruits and vegetable and moves on to why many vegetables are green and why it's important to eat vegetables. Describing \"what makes a grain a grain,\" the text explains the difference between brown and white breads and \"what makes popcorn pop.\" Protein foods are discussed as important building blocks followed by explorations of why lean meats are healthier than fatty and \"why do beans make you gassy?\" The final, dairy-group section explores the sources of milk, its composition, and nutrients as well as the difference between whole milk and skim and \"why are some cheeses so stinky.\" The clearly written, fact-based text concludes with advice on balancing food groups. Each double-page spread features a haiku that encapsulates the topic or subtopics explored and a prose sidebar that goes into detail. Colorful, acrylic illustrations featuring five inquisitive, racially diverse kids exploring food production on a farm add visual focus and lighthearted humor. Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"Breakfast, lunch, dinner-- \/ Every day, we eat and eat. \/ But I'm still hungry!\" Newbery Honor-winning Lin and science author McKneally join forces with illustrator Zong to explore the five food groups--fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy--as well as the nutritional balance needed to give children energy and keep them healthy. Taking up half of each two-page spread, Lin's child-like and often pun-laced haiku (i.e., \"I've always wondered: \/ Do brown chickens lay brown eggs? \/ My thoughts are scrambled\") will appeal to younger audiences. Side panels contain McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, \"Why do beans make you gassy?\" and \"Why are some cheeses so stinky?\" which are perfect for older readers and might even capture the interest of adults. Zong ties both narratives together with brightly colored acrylic depictions of playfully inquisitive, ethnically diverse children. McKneally closes with an acknowledgment that not all scientists agree on what constitutes a healthy meal, which emphasizes how changeable the landscape of nutrition guidelines can be. Includes a fairly comprehensive, one-page glossary of food terms.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSimple haiku offers a light accompaniment to colorful pages introducing the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating. Each of the five groups is broken into topics within the subject--\"What is a fruit?,\" \"What makes fruit sweet?,\" and so on. Bright, cartoonlike acrylics depict a diverse group of children exploring the natural world of food (an orange grove, a vegetable plot). Aligned to the side of each spread, an opening haiku and a chatty, readable paragraph provide further information. The cheerful and informative whole will delight classroom teachers and parents who homeschool alike--a neat, vibrant shopping cart full of attractively packaged explanations on food, diet, nutrition, and health (plus a word to the wise on why beans are \"gassy\"!). This work is simpler than Kim Etingoff's textbookish \u003cem\u003eOn My Plate: Building a Healthy Diet with the 5 Food Groups\u003c\/em\u003e and DK's colorful, more detailed \u003cem\u003eAre You What You Eat?\u003c\/em\u003e VERDICT This title will slip gently into the curriculum with nary a bit of fat or gristle to be seen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBook Links\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLin's often pun-laced haiku pair with McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, \"What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?\" and \"Why are some cheeses so stinky?\" to explore the five food groups and the nutritional balance needed for energy and to stay healthy. Bright acrylic depictions of playful, diverse children tie the narratives together. See also Saraj L. 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Our Food: A Healthy Serving of Science and Poems

By: Grace Lin & Ranida T. McKneally / Illustrated by: Grace Zong

A colorful, bountiful book about the food we eat.

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. Back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.

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Grace Lin, author

Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown), the Geisel Honor Book Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Little, Brown), and The Ugly Vegetables.

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Ranida T. McKneally, author

Ranida T. McKneally is a writer and science editor who works in educational publishing. She also co-authored Our Seasons with Grace Lin.

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Grace Zong, illustrator

Grace Zong is the illustrator of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas and Orange Peel's Pocket by Rose Lewis. She splits her time between New York City and Korea.

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Kirkus Reviews

This scientifically based exploration of the five food groups showcases their components and nutritional relevance by posing and responding to questions kids frequently ask. Briefly explaining why we eat, the text examines each food group: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy. After defining a fruit, listing examples, and discussing their nutritional value, the text investigates what makes fruits sweet and colorful. The vegetable section opens with the difference between fruits and vegetable and moves on to why many vegetables are green and why it's important to eat vegetables. Describing "what makes a grain a grain," the text explains the difference between brown and white breads and "what makes popcorn pop." Protein foods are discussed as important building blocks followed by explorations of why lean meats are healthier than fatty and "why do beans make you gassy?" The final, dairy-group section explores the sources of milk, its composition, and nutrients as well as the difference between whole milk and skim and "why are some cheeses so stinky." The clearly written, fact-based text concludes with advice on balancing food groups. Each double-page spread features a haiku that encapsulates the topic or subtopics explored and a prose sidebar that goes into detail. Colorful, acrylic illustrations featuring five inquisitive, racially diverse kids exploring food production on a farm add visual focus and lighthearted humor. Playful poetry and palatable prose provide a useful, kid-friendly introduction to nutrition.

Booklist

"Breakfast, lunch, dinner-- / Every day, we eat and eat. / But I'm still hungry!" Newbery Honor-winning Lin and science author McKneally join forces with illustrator Zong to explore the five food groups--fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy--as well as the nutritional balance needed to give children energy and keep them healthy. Taking up half of each two-page spread, Lin's child-like and often pun-laced haiku (i.e., "I've always wondered: / Do brown chickens lay brown eggs? / My thoughts are scrambled") will appeal to younger audiences. Side panels contain McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, "Why do beans make you gassy?" and "Why are some cheeses so stinky?" which are perfect for older readers and might even capture the interest of adults. Zong ties both narratives together with brightly colored acrylic depictions of playfully inquisitive, ethnically diverse children. McKneally closes with an acknowledgment that not all scientists agree on what constitutes a healthy meal, which emphasizes how changeable the landscape of nutrition guidelines can be. Includes a fairly comprehensive, one-page glossary of food terms.

School Library Journal

Simple haiku offers a light accompaniment to colorful pages introducing the five food groups and the benefits of nutritional eating. Each of the five groups is broken into topics within the subject--"What is a fruit?," "What makes fruit sweet?," and so on. Bright, cartoonlike acrylics depict a diverse group of children exploring the natural world of food (an orange grove, a vegetable plot). Aligned to the side of each spread, an opening haiku and a chatty, readable paragraph provide further information. The cheerful and informative whole will delight classroom teachers and parents who homeschool alike--a neat, vibrant shopping cart full of attractively packaged explanations on food, diet, nutrition, and health (plus a word to the wise on why beans are "gassy"!). This work is simpler than Kim Etingoff's textbookish On My Plate: Building a Healthy Diet with the 5 Food Groups and DK's colorful, more detailed Are You What You Eat? VERDICT This title will slip gently into the curriculum with nary a bit of fat or gristle to be seen.

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Lin's often pun-laced haiku pair with McKneally's intriguing responses to questions such as, "What's the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?" and "Why are some cheeses so stinky?" to explore the five food groups and the nutritional balance needed for energy and to stay healthy. Bright acrylic depictions of playful, diverse children tie the narratives together. See also Saraj L. Thomson's What's for Lunch?

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ISBN: 978-1-58089-591-0

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Ages: 5-8
Page count: 40
8 1/2 x 11

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