Nutrition Book Hunt

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This game by Carol Otis Hurst first appeared in Teaching K-8 Magazine.
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This game can be done at several levels. This first level is simple completion of the sheet according to the directions below. A slightly higher level is to construct balanced meals using only the ingredients in the books. Still higher would be to research the nutritional value of each item.

Directions: Find a picture book or novel (not a non-fictional book) in which each of these foods is listed in the title or is a main focus of the book. List the author and the title in the blanks provided.

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|                                                                        |
|                               FRUIT                                    |
|________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                               |                       |
|   FOOD         |    TITLE OF BOOK              |      AUTHOR           |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 1.Blueberries  |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 2.Cherries     |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 3.Bananas      |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 4.Apples       |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 5.Strawberries |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|


 ________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                        |
|                            VEGETABLES                                  |
|________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                               |                       |
|   FOOD         |    TITLE OF BOOK              |      AUTHOR           |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 1.Peas         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 2.Corn         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 3.Celery       |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 4.Tomatoes     |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 5.Potatoes     |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|


 ________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                        |
|                              GRAINS                                    |
|________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                               |                       |
|   FOOD         |    TITLE OF BOOK              |      AUTHOR           |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 1.Rice         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 2.Wheat        |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 3.Oats         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 4.Bread        |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 5.Rye          |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 6.Pasta        |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 7.Macaroni     |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 8.Noodles      |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 9.Spaghetti    |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|


 ________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                        |
|                              DAIRY                                     |
|________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                               |                       |
|   FOOD         |    TITLE OF BOOK              |      AUTHOR           |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 1.Milk         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 2.Butter       |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 3.Cheese       |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 4.Yogurt       |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|


 ________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                        |
|                   MEAT, BEANS, EGGS, NUTS                              |
|________________________________________________________________________|
|                |                               |                       |
|   FOOD         |    TITLE OF BOOK              |      AUTHOR           |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 1.Chicken      |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 2.Eggs         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 3.Pork         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 4.Beef         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 5.Fish         |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 6.Beans        |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|
|                |                               |                       |
| 7.Lentils      |                               |                       |
|________________|_______________________________|_______________________|

OUR ANSWERS:

Fruits
1. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
2. Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera Williams
3. Yours til the Banana Splits by Joanna Cole
4. Apple Valley Year by Ann Turner
5. The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang

VEGETABLES
1. Muskrat, Muskrat, Eat Your Peas by Sarah Wilson
2. Raccoons and Ripe Corn by Jim Arnosky
3. The Celery Stalks at Midnight by James Howe
4. Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes by Bruce Koscielniak
5. The Potato Man by Meg McDonald

GRAINS
1. Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak
2. The Little Red Hen (traditional)
3. The Three Bears (porridge= oatmeal) (Traditional)
4. Tony's Bread by Tomie De Paola
5. Hazel Rye by Vera Cleaver
6. Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola
7. Minnie Maloney and Macaroni by Mark Stamatky
8. There Is a Carrot in My Ear and Other Noodle Tales by Alvin Schwartz
9. On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer

DAIRY
1. It Looked Like Spilled Milk by Charles Shaw
2. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
3. The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka
4. Super Snoop Sam Snout & the Case of the Yogurt-Poker by Anne LeMieux

MEAT
1. Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
2. Scrambled Eggs Super by Dr. Seuss
3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
4. Herbie Jones and Hamburger Head by Suzy Kline
5. Fish for Supper by M. Goffstein
6. Beans on the Roof by Betsy Byars
7. Lentil Soup by Joe Lasker

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