Nutrition Tips for Children with Special Needs

I am happy to present this guest post by Jenny Wise about nutrition tips for children with special needs. Jenny is a mother and blogger who educates her four children at home. Jenny has a child with special needs and shares tips for homeschooling and special needs on her website, Special Home Educator. To contact Jenny, email her here. If you have … [Read more...]

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup

Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Kitchen Club Kids is a wonderful book to teach your child healthy eating, help build vocabulary, and work on sequencing through cooking. The Kitchen Club Kids created books to help children get involved in the kitchen and created simple stories that incorporated rhyming words, an engaging story, bright clear … [Read more...]

Do You Want Your Child to Eat a Rainbow Diet?

Does your child eat only beige foods? Sometimes I will notice my own kid's meals looking too brown. Chicken nuggets, french fries, chips, etc. I naturally don't like meals that look so beige, so I will add some color with fruits and vegetables.  I am lucky to have kids that are good eaters, but I did get them started early and had to be creative in … [Read more...]

Eat Healthy, Feel Great

Summer is a great time to eat well and teach your children about eating healthy, especially with the farmers markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables that are delicious both raw and cooked. It's also an ideal time because many of our children are going to be choosing their own lunches in the cafeteria for the upcoming school year. Eat … [Read more...]

Little Pea

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a funny, simple and sweet book to read during mealtime. This book is about a young pea who wants to grow up to be big and strong. What he needs to grow up to be big and strong is candy, which is Little Pea's least favorite food! His favorite food is spinach, which he eats up in no time for dessert. Many kids … [Read more...]

The Carrot Seed

The Carrot Seed is a classic book that has a very important lesson. This book which was originally published in 1945 is about a little boy who plants a carrot seed. He waits for the carrot to grow, while his family insists that the carrot "won't come up". He continues to take care of his seed, water it, pull the weeds and wait. He never loses hope … [Read more...]

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch

This Is The Way We Eat Our Lunch by Edith Baer is a wonderful book to teach your child all about geography, different cultures, and various cuisines. I saw this book at my children's school library and immediately ordered it from the town library. Unfortunately, it's not being published anymore but can be easily picked up at your local library or … [Read more...]

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?

How Did That Get In My Lunchbox? (4 years and older) by Chris Butterworth is a colorful, educational and engaging book that is ideal for reading during mealtime. This book begins with a child opening up their lunchbox filled with all different foods. The second page reads "Just how DID all of this food get in your lunchbox?" with a picture of all … [Read more...]

Apples for Everyone

I bought "Apples for Everyone" (ages 4 and up) at Barnes and Noble the other day. What attracted me most to this particular book were the photographs (it's made by National Geographic Kids so I wouldn't expect anything less than fantastic) and its accurate descriptions of how apples grow and where they come from. I wanted to share a book with my … [Read more...]

Why Should I Eat Well?

"Why Should I Eat Well?" (ages 4 and up) is an educational and engaging book about a girl named Monica who makes a new friend (Rachel) who has a very healthy diet. Monica doesn't eat well because she constantly eats food with a lot of sugar and fat. During mealtime, I am always trying to teach my children what the definition of "healthy" is. How my … [Read more...]

Growing Vegetable Soup

  Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert (ages 4 and up) is one of my favorite books to use for both therapy and at home with my children. I love that it is told in a very simple way for a child to understand but at the same time exposes them to all different vocabulary and the process of  growing vegetables and cooking them for soup. For my … [Read more...]