Celebrate National School Library Month with a List of Healthy Books

Here is a list of some of our favorite books that focus on eating healthy! Click to enlarge.

Have you ever heard that Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli? Or A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds?  Or how to Eat the Alphabet?

Maine SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators have over 60 nutrition-related read-aloud books to help students across the state learn healthy eating habits.

The read-aloud books tell stories about food that are fun and engaging.  Some are fictional stories featuring cartoon characters that have a funny ending and some are more factual with vivid pictures and descriptions of foods.

Benefits of reading out loud

Reading books with your children is not only a nice way to relax at the end of the day, but it carves out time to connect with your children. Stories help children develop new ideas, spark their imagination, and fuel positive habits.

Books also help parents, caregivers, and teachers reinforce positive health messages at home and in schools.

Some of our favorite books

In celebration of School Library Month, the Maine SNAP-Ed team from across the state would like to share some of our favorite books on healthy eating. Be sure to check them out at your local library.

Find your local library

Not sure where your local library is? Feel free to reach out to the State of Maine Library to help find the public library that is closest to you, and get reading!

Leslie Ouellette
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