This timely series will explore food and nutrition in an engaging, kid-friendly way. Topics will cover important developments in food and nutrition, tracing the history of a topic and exploring the science behind a topic, and discussing any controversy surrounding it from an objective point of view.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Fall 2017
- Spring 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Health, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Index, Glossary of key words, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network
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Food Matters – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Although all people need to eat, not all of us tend to think about where our food comes from and what goes into producing it. Providing pros and cons related to the issues, this series outlines ways in which people can become well-informed, responsible, and safe food consumers. Each book begins with a chapter that addresses readers in the second person, making the topic relevant to the audience. Appealing captioned color photos, charts, and sidebars provide additional information that supplements the main text. A “What’s the Big Idea?” feature urges students to do a close reading and answer text-based questions, and a “Consider Your Audience” feature prompts them to adapt text and write a blog post. A well-rounded, engaging series.
Eating Ethically (Food Matters) - Booklist
This volume in the Food Matters series addresses food production and consumption in the U.S., with an eye on factory farms. Felix clearly establishes that ethical food should be “produced without abuse to animals, the environment, or humans.” The animal rights chapter. . .will succeed in getting readers to question how their food is raised. Next, environmental concerns related to farm waste, pollution, transportation of goods, and overfishing are addressed. Finally, readers are asked to consider the treatment of farm workers and fair-trade practices. Seeking a balanced approach, each chapter discusses ethical and unethical farming practices and encourages readers to extend their research and make conscientious choices about the food they eat.