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50 Entertaining 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 children’s book about nutrition, along with my list of 50 nutrition books for kids.

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A Reading List of Children’s Books About Nutrition

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 board books for babies and toddlers as well as early readers for the elementary child. There’s even a middle school book or two in there.

Capture a Child’s Imagination about Nutrition

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, nutrition books for kids 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?)
  • The opportunity for ongoing conversation with your child (What would you do?)
  • 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 children’s books about nutrition 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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