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The Race Against Junk Food Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00CGOGM4Q
- Publisher : Orchanian Puplications (January 18, 2014)
- Publication date : January 18, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 9455 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,438,698 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1.) After doing a little research, I found the goal of this book is intended to be motivational. Why do kids love McDonalds? It's presented as fun and exciting. Kids don't want to eat at McDonalds because of the fact that sugars and fat are pleasing to the taste buds...
2.) My kids enjoyed "The Race Against Junk Food" very much. After reading this book to them (I have a girl and boy aged 5 and 8, respectively) they chanted, "Give me a carrot." Goal accomplished!
3.) I discovered that, as ridiculously simple and circuitous as it sounds, research has proven that one gets children to learn to eat healthy by having them eat healthy (lots of fruits and vegetables) at the earliest possible age.
4.) Reasoning: In order to survive over tens of thousands of years the foods of infants and toddlers were screened by Mother to prevent poisoning. Young children had to remember (instinctively) what those foods were in order to survive their earliest stages of independence when Mother was no longer around. These habits that are built into humans over tens of thousands of years are known as instincts. They never leave modern man.
5.) I think of this book as one of the tools I use to educate my kids about healthy eating. One doesn't take a screw driver out of a tool box and throw it away because it doesn't drive nails, does one? I have several other books I use to teach my children the facts about healthy eating.
6.) On an editorial level, I've got to agree with a reviewer that the story line and writing maybe get a C for the adult reader. On the other hand, what kind of Mother would return a $10 book, getting back maybe $3.33 after shipping and handling when there's any chance that the book would help her child to lead a more healthy life?
7.) Several years back, "Transformers" had the most ridiculous story line, but kids watched it in droves...
8.) I know I tried spinach (as did millions of others) after Popeye ate his!
I would agree that this book won't win any literary awards. However, for me the most important critic of this book is my son. And he loved it! He's asked that I read it over and over again. And most importantly, he's taken a keen interest in eating healthy.
My understanding is that "The Race Against Junk Food" is supposed to be a MOTIVATIONAL book. There is plenty of "how to" books about what our children should eat. And still up to 1/3 of our kids are obese. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that we should all eat lots of fruits and vegetables. My issue is getting my son to want to eat healthy.
I would respectively suggest that from my son's point of view this book is like the movie that the critic pans and everyone else loves.
SNAK Posse, feed us more!
Illustrations are colorful and interesting - just what the little ones look for in a book. My grandson always looks for this book in my house.
This is, I believe a must for all parents of young children (together with the children) as it will remind them of the importance of eating the proper foods.
Grammar schools should also use this in their health classes.
More books like this PLEASE....... Maybe this is the way to a slimmer youth.
The story is fun and not preachy at all and it's good to see my child with good eating habits on his mind. What more can I ask for?