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An Infographic Exploration of Food

by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer
illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

Green Book Festival Award, Honorable Mention Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association Red Cedar Book Award nomination

Kids will “eat up” the information in this fact-filled book.

Most North American kids don’t know enough about their food. Eat Up!, a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food, strives to change that. Readily accessible graphics and brief but clear explanations address topical issues such as food waste, nutrition, and the environmental impact of food. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? How do food companies advertise to children?

Kids will also discover:
• How our sense of taste works (and sometimes tricks us);
• The link between farming and pollution;
• What happens to food from the time it is farmed until it reaches our tables.

Vibrant illustrations, diagrams, and photos make this an indispensable introduction to all aspects of food for curious kids everywhere, including reluctant or struggling readers.


“Food is not just elemental; it is remarkable, and this effort does it justice.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 02/15/17

“Inviting illustrations and an empowering amount of food-related data make this selection a fine choice for environmentally conscious tweens.”
—School Library Journal, 05/17

“Offers a wealth of thought-provoking information.”
—Quill & Quire, 04/17

“A great addition to a school or family library as well as a resource for home schooling or school projects.”
—Nonfiction Book Reviews, 01/29/19

“While fun and engaging, this vibrant infographic doesn’t shy away from difficult issues.”
—Green Teacher, Spring/19


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