SLJ Review of Deconstructed Diets
Young readers get an early education in nutrition with this fun and informative series. Each book takes a deep dive into a popular food item beginning with a short history of the food before delving into the ingredients by exploring the process of creating each ingredient. Readers will learn about which unhealthy additives they should avoid and healthy alternatives. They will also learn about the consequences of over-processing food and how to adjust recipes for a variety of diets. There is a lot of information but the infographic format keeps readers’ interest high. VERDICT An important introduction to nutrition and mindful eating. Highly recommended.