Friday, August 21, 2015

Book Nook: Teddy Tries a Veggie

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own. 

A 2013 Stanford study concluded that children who read stories about food better understand what types of food are healthy and voluntarily eat more vegetables than children who were exposed to conventional teaching.

That's the rationale behind the first book in the new Smartee Plate series by registered dietitian nutritionist, Jennifer Glockner, Teddy Tries a Veggie. An interactive ebook for iPad and Kindle aimed at children 4-8 years old, Teddy Tries a Veggie follows Theodora (Teddy) Rose, an ‘almost-six-years-old’ girl who loves to garden but hates eating the vegetables she grows. Broccoli? Yuck. Asparagus? Double yuck! Brussel sprouts? No way! Teddy absolutely, no two ways about it, dislikes eating vegetables. But when she stumbles upon a band of fruits and veggies rocking out in her garden, she’s in for a delicious adventure. 

This first ebook in the series conveys the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables as part of healthy eating and familiarizes kids with terminology such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Engaging children with unique interactive elements, such as touch-and-learn icons, pop-up fun facts, silly sound effects, a drawing tool, engaging questions and a yummy recipe, Teddy Tries a Veggie features the latest interactive technology, encouraging parents to open a dialogue with kids that’s educational while making the experience of reading a Smartee Plate book loads of nourishing fun for little ones!

My kids loved reading this book. I can attest to the fact that reading and learning more about food helped them become less picky and more adventurous when it came to trying new things! Even though they're over the really picky stage, it was a good book to help them learn more about making healthy choices, and why it's so important.

About Jennifer Glockner
Jennifer Glockner is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and an extensive science background. She completed a Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management Program in 2014. Glockner is passionate about empowering kids to become smart eaters who use food as a lifelong tool to prevent disease and promote wellness. With every bite and every word, she proves eating healthy can be fun—and delicious! 
Learn more about Glockner and the world of Smartee Plate at and connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Teddy Tries a Veggie is available on Amazon and Apple iBooks.

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