Reviews for Adventures in veggieland : help your kids learn to love vegetables with 100 easy activities and recipes

School Library Journal
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With more than 20 years' experience treating babies, toddlers, and school-age children who struggle with eating, feeding therapist Potock (coauthor, Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater) aims to help families gather round the table for healthful food and delightful conversation. Focusing on vegetables, perhaps the most contested food group, the author uses a farm-to-table approach by organizing veggies by season of harvest. Beets, parsnips, asparagus, spinach, bell peppers, kale, and pumpkin are just a few of the favorites that receive their own chapter. Potock starts each section with ways to "expose" or introduce new foods that don't actually involve eating. Examples include creating beet "tattoos" that come off in the bathtub and playing tic-tac-toe with green beans, giving new meaning to playing with one's food. The "explore" section features exciting recipes to experience vegetables in a variety of forms, while the "expand" content can be used to build a more adventurous palate once the introduction has been successful. VERDICT Children will enjoy the full-color pictures of young people in the kitchen, and parents will discover fresh ideas for meals with even the pickiest eaters.-Julia M. Reffner, Richmond, VA Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal
(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

With more than 20 years' experience treating babies, toddlers, and school-age children who struggle with eating, feeding therapist Potock (coauthor, Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater) aims to help families gather round the table for healthful food and delightful conversation. Focusing on vegetables, perhaps the most contested food group, the author uses a farm-to-table approach by organizing veggies by season of harvest. Beets, parsnips, asparagus, spinach, bell peppers, kale, and pumpkin are just a few of the favorites that receive their own chapter. Potock starts each section with ways to "expose" or introduce new foods that don't actually involve eating. Examples include creating beet "tattoos" that come off in the bathtub and playing tic-tac-toe with green beans, giving new meaning to playing with one's food. The "explore" section features exciting recipes to experience vegetables in a variety of forms, while the "expand" content can be used to build a more adventurous palate once the introduction has been successful. VERDICT Children will enjoy the full-color pictures of young people in the kitchen, and parents will discover fresh ideas for meals with even the pickiest eaters. Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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