Young children and adolescents:
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma for Kids (Michael Pollan) – When armed with the right knowledge, kids will be more apt to make the right choices. Children 10+ can read about the food we eat and it’s sources. Also good for time strapped parents – it’s a simplified version of the original book.
- Chew on This (Eric Schlosser) –From the author of Fast Food Nation comes an eye-opening look at the fast food industry. A must-read for kids ages 12 and up.
- Good Enough to Eat (LIzzy Rockwell) - cheerfully Illustrated guide to food and nutrition for ages 7+
- The Monster Health Book (Edward Miller) – Monsters and people both need help in being healthy and this spirited book gives basic info about health, food and exercise. Ages 7+
- I Will Never NOT EVER Eat a Tomato (Lauren Child) – Literary favorites Charlie and Lola have a battle over healthy food that is overcome by creative renaming of ordinary eats (fish is mermaid food!) proving preconception often trumps taste buds. Ages 4+
- Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right (Johanna Dolgoff, MD) - the colors of the traffic light are used to put foods into three categories: Green light (Go!), Yellow (Slow!) and Red (Uh Oh!) resulting in an effective and fun method to help families live a healthier life.
- Food Rules and In Defense of Food (Michael Pollen)- Give great insight into the food industry and how to reverse the current cycle of eating: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
- Fast Food Nation (Eric Schlosser) – An unsettling look at fast food and the many ways it impacts our lives.
- ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families- A quarterly food magazine and website for kids aged 5-12 and their families. Available in English and Spanish.
- Time Out New York Kids – The definitive and practical guide to all things relevant to the lives of our urban offspring including, but not limited to, events, parenting advice, and trends.
- For older kids and parents: “Food Matters”, “Food Inc.”, “Fast Food Nation”, “Supersize Me”, “What’s On Your Plate” and “Forks Over Knives” provide looks at the food industry and the effects of fast food on the body.