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4 Tools for Teaching Nutrition to Kids {Giveaway}

Teaching nutrition to kids isn’t always easy. You need some tools to teach nutrition, and they have to be on par with kids’ development and, of course, include sound nutrition principles and advice.

I have been accumulating some child-centric books and games  that help with teaching nutrition to children and I am giving them away!

books for kids

If you have children or work with children (teacher, physician, RD), these books will help you teach the topic of nutrition to the kids you work with or are raising. Here’s a brief summary of each giveaway (4 in total):

1. Farmer’s Market Game

(for 2-6 players; ages 4+)

A two-sided board game geared to building awareness and appreciation for fruits and vegetables. Perfect for the family or school setting. Instructions are in English and Spanish.

2. Hop-A-Lot’s First Steps to Fitness by Dianne Warren

A bundle of 6 bilingual books written in English and Spanish. Each book contains approximately 32 pages with colorful drawings and important messages targeting weight gain, family meals, daily movement, bone health, body image and breastfeeding.

Titles include:

Look at Me

Family Meals

Born to Move

Way to Grow

The Best Me

Best Fast Food

3. Hop-A-Lot, The Healthy Habits Rabbit & Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl by Dianne Warren

The Healthy Habits Rabbit: This coloring book/story book emphasizes the importance of establishing healthy habits, including diet, rest, exercise, attitude and cleanliness, and how they are related to food choice.

Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl is really 2 books in one! Using colorful illustrations and rhyming verse, children are introduced to the connection between what they eat and how they feel, look and perform. Children will learn about the health benefits, uses and growth patterns of many different fruits and vegetables.

4. Lainy’s Polite Bite by Emma J. Fogt 

A story about Lainy the Ladybug, who only liked to drink Bug Juice, and didn’t want to try any new food. Her friend, Benny Bumblebee helps her try a polite bite, which opens her mind and palate to try additional new foods. A sweet story for young children to learn that trying a new food, while scary, can be done with success!

How are you teaching nutrition to your child?

To enter this giveaway (for one or all four items):

  1. Leave a comment here on the blog stating why you would like to win.
  2. Like The Nourished Child on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did.

This giveaway will end on Monday, April 20 at midnight. You must be 18 years old and live in the U.S. to enter. Winners will be selected using random.org.

Good luck!

*Disclosure: These items were given to me for review. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

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  1. I liked you on Facebook. I am also an RD and I have a 3 year old. I would love to see these materials. I’m trying to raise a healthy eater.

  2. I’d love to win bc my baby girl is almost 11 months and I’m working really hard to feed her just clean, whole nutrient dense foods. As a health nut and health coach, I find it easy and rewarding to eat 100% healthy, yet, my husband and her father will not give up the SAD. It is my NIGHTMARE that my daughter will be influenced by what he eats :(. I am going to dedicate myself to teaching her how to make healthy choices. (Am I ranting? This is bc this is a passion of mine!!!!)

  3. I “like” you on Facebook. I would love these tools to help in my practice (also an RD), and for teaching my own 2 boys, ages 5 and 2. Thanks for this neat opportunity to win some great things!

  4. My husband and I would love to win this set because we’re making a concerted effort to teach our child healthy eating and exercise habits while avoiding the emotional attachment with both have to food and still struggle with. Liked your FB page. 🙂

  5. I like Just the Right Byte on Facebook. I’d love to win this because my three-year-old has just entered the picky eater phase where she “doesn’t like” EVERYTHING we have. I’d love to have tools to make food and eating fun and low-pressure for her and incorporate nutrition into our daily lives more rather than just focusing on it at the table.

  6. I would love any one of these resources. I am a dietitian working with children and youth with special health care needs. Eating certain foods can be a challenge for many of the kids I help. I am always looking for new and fun ways to expose them to a wider variety of foods, and these seem like great ways to do so. I liked your Facebook page.

    Thank you!

  7. I would love to win one or more of the books! I’ve just started building my pediatric private practice after you graciously took the time to speak with me over the phone! I’ve seen already a couple of children that would be the perfect age to look through those books! I currently only have my daughter’s old books (non-nutrition related) and these would be a better substitute!

  8. I would love to win these books because I homeschool my 5 young kids and health and nutrition is important to us.

  9. I would love to win this set of books & games on nutrition for children. I am the PTA health & wellness chair at my daughters schools and I am also a girl scout leader. I could definitely put them to use when working with the students. I’ve also lost over 100 lbs. and know that healthy habits start young and I am trying to help educate my children & community on balanced healthy nutrition & fun exercise. Thanks!

  10. Hi! I already like your Facebook page! Would love to win this as have started some nutrition activities with kids and could use more helpful materials to aid me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. I like the facebook page Just the right byte. I would like to win this giveaway because I am trying to teach my daughter about healthy eating and nutrition and making good food choices.