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Subject: Book recommendations about food
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 12:30 PM ET
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I am going to start a unit on food. The food pyramid, where food comes from, etc.

Any good books on where food comes from, why you need certain foods, etc?

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Date Posted: 9/23/2007 1:06 PM ET
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That is the one they have for primary students, they also make a middle school unit.  We used this and really liked it.

I am needing reccomendations for cookbooks for my son, who is interested in cooking.  He is 11.

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Date Posted: 9/24/2007 12:27 PM ET
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Check with your local extension office.  They should have a lot of great information.  You can purchase 4H curricula even if you're not a member.

There's a great site called "Pyramid Tracker", where your kids can track their caloric intake and see how it stacks up:


Also, you can get a bunch of free stuff from the FDA, USDA, American Dietetic Association, etc.

Here's an ADA link:




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