This is an exerpt from Robyn who had me illustrate the book...(I appreciate her kind words of praise.)
My new children’s fiction book, The Adventures of Junk Food Dude, has delightful illustrations by Lori Sume. Lori Sume, my illustrator, you are so creative and artistic, I just love you. You worked so hard.
A child gets far more from the story than a solid grounding in what foods to eat, and what foods to avoid, to be happy, healthy, and active.
These are the other messages taught within the story geared to a young audience:
- Eating raw fruits and vegetables, greens, legumes and whole grains, nuts and seeds is fun, delicious, and nourishing.
- The consequences for choosing good foods and bad foods are far more than sugar spikes and crashes. They include positive or negative mood, healthy or unhealthy weight, how attractive you look, and whether you are able to participate fully in fun activities.