Being Fit

9781608185061. ea vol: 24p. (Healthy Plates). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Creative Education. 2015. lib. ed. $18.95.
Gr 1–4—Health and nutrition are hot topics today, and for good reason. Each volume discusses specific components of a healthy lifestyle and shows kids that it is possible to have fun while eating a well-balanced diet and incorporating exercise into their lives. The layout is easy to follow, with one page of text and one photograph per spread. Simple phrases and short sentences break down basic nutrition and exercise facts and introduce concepts such as food groups, serving sizes, nutrients, and more. Colorful, eye-catching photos of carefully arranged dishes make eating fruits, vegetables, and other nutrition-packed foods seem appealing while at the same time offering ideas for potentially new types of meals. At the end of each book, readers will find a comprehensible recipe for a healthful snack to help kids (with adult assistance) take ownership over their eating habits.
VERDICT Solid additions.
Double-page spreads with enticing, large color photos explain healthy food choices and amounts. A great deal of boilerplate information is repeated in each volume. Dairy and Fruits reference the five food groups in text confusingly placed next to photos of foods in four distinct groups. Each book concludes with a simple, no-cooking-required "recipe." Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. Review covers the following Healthy Plates titles: Dairy, Eating Healthy, Fruits, Grains, Proteins, and Vegetables.

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