WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS

creating healthier places in which to learn

Media


Books 

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+ 


Family:

  • 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.


Adults:

  • 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.

 

Magazines

  • 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.

 

Movies