Pick a Plate
An exciting, gamified approach makes it fun to play with food! Empower young readers to identify food groups on their plates so they can make smart food choices.
These colorful books combine photos and illustrations of everyday meals. Let’s help readers make informed food choices. It’s time to pick a plate!
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Series||Pick a Plate|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Dimensions||7.75 x 7.75|
SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Pick a Plate
Part of healthy living is knowing how to fuel one’s body. Using the USDA MyPlate model, readers are taken on a “build your own plate” story to compare and contrast choices.
There is no moral value applied to the foods; they are simply weighed for nutritional and preferential choices by category.
A combination of illustrations and real images of dishes are featured, and matched to the appropriate section of the built plate for each meal.
Verdict: There is good nutrition science included, and even nice vegetarian options folded in, but it does rely on the USDA rather than the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate, so it may be a controversial choice depending on curricula standards.
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