From the Series Eating Right with MyPlate
Vegetables deserve more than side-dish status. They boast many of the benefits of other food groups, and they're a main source of vitamin A to boot. Discover the fun in preparing vegetables for your plate. The more colors, the better!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Series||Eating Right with Myplate|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Scholastic Reading Counts! Level||3.1|
|Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz||Q56610|
|Scholastic Reading Counts! Points||1.0|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Guided Reading Level||I|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||148643|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
School Library Journal
This functional, formulaic early-reader series introduces the USDA’s MyPlate nutritional guide. Colorful, clear photographs complement facts about the basics of healthy eating and the importance of exercise. The food-group titles include information on health benefits and suggestions for meeting the daily serving requirements. Dessert is only covered briefly. For example, Protein suggests putting walnuts on brownies and Vegetable mentions carrot cake, which might confuse readers into thinking these are healthy foods; kids would have been better served with a direct approach to this ubiquitous part of the American diet. Keeping Fit is a solid selection; it demonstrates the importance of exercise and its specific benefits to muscles, hearts, and bones. These books won’t jump off the shelves, but they do introduce facts in small, accessible bites.