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Children's books about nutrition

Children’s books about nutrition can teach kids important lessons about healthy eating, where food comes from, how to prepare it, and more.

As a pediatric nutritionist, I know that nutrition education is best learned over time, when a child shows interest, and in a pressure-free, non-lecture kind of way.

In this article, you’ll learn what I think makes a good nutrition book for kids, along with my list of 50 books about nutrition for kids.

A Reading List for Every Age

Parents ask me all the time for book recommendations, not only for themselves, but for their kids, too.

While I have an extensive reading list for parents, I decided it was time to create a list for kids.

(I also have more books in my store.)

You’ll find a variety of nutrition topics, from learning where food comes from to adventurous tales of characters overcoming picky eating.

You’ll find books for teaching nutrition, including board books for babies, preschool books about healthy eating, and healthy food books for kids.

There are even early readers for the elementary child. And a middle school book or two in there.

Easy Nutrition Education for Kids

Kids love to listen to stories and learn. They love a good character and a fun adventure.

As you, Mom and Dad, are the readers, books need to be tolerable for you, too.

After all, you’ll likely be reading these books over and over!

Look for books with:

  • A compelling main character
  • An interesting plot
  • Humor
  • Conflict resolution (For example, How does the character overcome a challenging situation like picky eating?)
  • The opportunity for ongoing conversation with your child (What would you do if candy was all around you?)
  • Interesting illustrations
  • A message about nutrition

[For additional books and my review of them, listen to my podcast episode: TNC #96 Nutrition Books for Kids]

Check out my list of books about nutrition for kids below.

Let me know what you think!

Is there a book you love that’s not on this list?

50 children's books about nutrition

50 Children's Books About Nutrition

We all want our kids to learn about nutrition in a fun, entertaining way. I've put together a reading list for kids including 50 children's books about nutrition to help you entertain and educate at the same time!

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