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Story by Jan Wolterman, Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., and J.W. Wolterman
This is a great resource for developing healthy eating habits in children. The storyline uses a young boy, Rudi, as the main character. After gulping a breakfast loaded with sugary treats, Rudi ventures out with his mother to a grocery store. The sleepy-headed boy is awakened by an ‘All-Star Apple’ who introduces Rudi to the world of Munch Crunch Bunch Organic Garden. It’s a fantasy land where fruits and vegetables inform Rudi about the benefits of produce consumption and the ever-important lesson that fruits and veggies are not produced in factories but grow on trees or under or above the ground.
A quick lesson on the ill effects of junk food and simple ways to get physically active make this book a complete tool for learning about nutrition.
To help reinforce good eating habits and physical activity, it’s a great book for parents and teachers to use as an interactive and educational tool. The easy-to-assemble food riddle card activities (foodles) and the Munch Crunch Bunch™ board game are innovative ways to help children recognize different fruits and veggies, as it takes the boredom out of instruction.
Reading the book and having fun with the activities will help children:
After reading this book with your child:
by Jan Wolterman, Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., and J.W. Wolterman. Kid Well Enterprise. Ohio: 2006