March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food.” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants to inspire kids and adults to choose foods that are healthy for their bodies as well as for the environment. Teaching kids about food and how to prepare it is a great way to build healthy habits and learn lifelong skills.
The library has many cookbooks specifically geared towards kids. Check out some of these titles, and enjoy some tasty treats with your child!
“Our Food“ by Grace Lin
“Our Food” is filled with fun pictures and short poems, answering important questions like, “What are fruits, and why are they so colorful?” or “Why do I have to eat my vegetables?” Your child will learn all about the different food groups and how they fuel our bodies.
“Grow It Cook It” by DK Publising
This cookbook not only provides enjoyable recipes but also teaches kids how to grow their own produce! Growing your own food gives your family a deeper understanding of where your meals comes from. It is safer to eat, produces less waste and is a great way to spend time together.
“Cool Nut-Free Recipes” by Nancy Tuminelly
Nancy Tuminelly has a series of cookbooks that are perfect for kids with specific food allergies or sensitivities. You can try some delicious dairy-free, wheat-free, nut-free or meat-free recipes here.
You can find even more yummy recipes to try with your kiddo in the DBRL catalog.