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by Janice VanCleave

How does milk help me grow?Where do vitamins come from?Do carrots really strengthen my eyesight?Find out these answers-in Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition forEvery Kid. To the delight of children, parents, and teacherseverywhere, America's favorite science teacher brings a welcomeaddition to the popular Science for Every Kid series. Through fun,safe, and easy-to-do experiments, Janice VanCleave teaches kidsages eight to twelve all about food and nutrition.Kids can learn about leavening agents by mixing baking soda withvinegar. They'll explore why different sweeteners vary insweetness, how to use natural food dyes to dye a T-shirt, and whatthe food pyramid is-plus much more.Each experiment is broken down into a purpose, list of materials,step-by-step instructions, expected results, and explanations thatkids can understand. Every project has been tested and can beperformed safely and inexpensively using ordinary householdmaterials.
Download Janice VanCleave's Food and Nutrition for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun epub
ISBN: 0471176656
ISBN13: 978-0471176657
Category: Children
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Janice VanCleave
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 15, 1999)
Pages: 240 pages
ePUB size: 1573 kb
FB2 size: 1498 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 945
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I returned this. I thought it was going to be printable (copy-able) activities. There were ideas for things to do, but the teacher needs to create most of the things that go along with the activity. This is probably just right for some people, but it was not what I needed.
I bought this for my 12yo, and we found it too simplistic for her. I would say this is a decent book for kids ages 5-10, perhaps. The experiments are quick and easy to do. Another complaint is that since this was copyrighted in 1999 (I believe) they use the "old" food pyramid which has grains and carbs at the base - our family doesn't follow that thinking, so we had to discuss it each time that came up.
The Unnutrition Guide for Children - this book contradicts so many nutritious information that we have practiced in our family that has led us down a healthy road of good nutrition where we have no colds anymore or doctor's visits.

About sugar - The kids are told to stay away from honey, and rather to consume sugar. Honey has so many health benefits, while sugar deprives the body of nutrients. While I don't eat sugar, she goes on to say that refining sugar means that you take out the impurities, when refining sugar actually takes out what little nutritious material exists in the sugar. Worse yet, she recommends fake chemical sweeteners to prevent dental caries. Chemical sweeteners are so toxic, how could anyone recommend them to a child?

She tells the children to only drink pasteurized milk, when raw milk provides healthy bacteria and enzymes that assist with digestion. My husband grew up on raw milk and passed up both of his parents in height. They had five children and none of them got sick off of the milk.

Flouride - she recommends the use of fluoride in drinking water. Toothpaste tubes have a warning that the user should not swallow the toothpaste, because of the fluoride, which is toxic. Why would someone choose to swallow fluoride in water?

This book is not about nutrition. This book has some science to it, which we will go through and use what we find to be truthful and helpful, but any parent would want to guide their children through this and help them to pick and choose what to learn from.
These books are really enriching our lives and experiences with our grand kids (13 of them, ranging in age from 4 to 16). We wish we'd had them when we were raising our six kids.
Just plain fun, and we're all (even steeped-in-science veteran OB/GYN Grandpa) learning a lot.
Kudos to the author!
good way for children to learn about food and nutrition. Gift for granddaughter.
The information is good but too much writing. I was hoping for more illustrations in the book to grab my 10 and 11 year old daughters interest in the topic. I have been trying to get them to be more conscious of their health and eat better.
This book was used to plan lessons that addressed my food unit.
This is a very detailed book. It has been great for our Nutrition unit