Healthy Eating Books

Books are a great way to promote healthy eating and introduce children to foods and ideas about eating.  If you have a particular food for the day or week you can incorporate reading the book and serving the food.  

Here is an example of books to choose from:

  • Maisy Goes Shopping by Lucy Cousins
  • Market Day by Lois Ehlert
  • From the Garden – A Counting Book About Growing Food by Michael Dahl
  • The Little Gardener by Jan Gerardi
  • Vegetables, Vegetables! By Fay Robinson
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  • Growing Colors by Bruce McMillan
  • Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
  • One Cool Watermelon by Hannah Tofts
  • Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  • How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
  • Little Apple by Brigitte Weninger and Anne Moller
  • Delicious: A Pumpkin Soup Story by Helen Cooper
  • The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
  • Lunch by Denise Fleming
  • Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French and Alison Barlett
  • Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French and Alison Barlett
  • Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
  • Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
  • D.W. The Picky Eater by Marc Talon Brown
  • Good Morning, Let’s Eat! By Karin Badt
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess
  • Gregory, The Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
  • Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz
  • Stone Soup by Jon Muth
  • The Berenstein Bear Family and Too Much Junk Food by Stan and Jan Berenstein