Are you looking for a great way to encourage young children to eat Fruits and Vegetables? This book might be your answer.
Discover the MAGIC of Rainbows: Annie Oxidant finds the path to Healthy Foods is a new book that tells the story of a little girl, ANNIE OXIDANT and her dog, PHYTO. They love rainbows and follow one looking for treasure. They are disappointed when it ends at a produce stand. Friendly farmer, BROCK O’ LEE, assures them they are actually looking at the treasure because “You can eat a Rainbow”.
RUDY BAGA, Annie’s neighbor, doesn’t think that is possible. To explain what he means, BROCK O’LEE takes them to the garden and orchard. He has them pick fruit and vegetables representing each of the colors in the rainbow and in the process explains, from a child’s perspective, what’s in it for them to eat the rainbow.
When I got the idea for the book, I needed nutritional information that would resonate with children. I’m not a nutritionist, so I contacted a good friend with a Masters Degree in Nutrition, Dr. Jane Oelke, ND, PhD . She outlined the reasons why kids, from their perspective, would want to eat fruit and vegetables. Additional valuable input was provided by Sandi McArthur, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Oryana Natural Foods Market, a Community Cooperative in Traverse City, Michigan.
My goal in writing and illustrating the book was to provide parents and educators with a resource that not only would provide accurate information but be interesting to kids. Educators say most of the materials for teaching nutrition to young children are “dumbed-down text books”… boring to most children. Discover the MAGIC of Rainbows has an engaging story line designed to teach the basic concepts of whole food and where food comes from… in the format of a treasure hunt.
After reading the book, parents say children become more interested in what they are eating and why . Conversations about the book have created a means for parents or educators to address issues related to diet and attitudes about food. To order the book, go to my website: www.BearClausePublications.com or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.