From the minute life begins, food makes you strong, helps you grow, and gives you energy. But do you take that ham sandwich for granted? You might not give a lot of thought to where your food comes from, how it got to you, what's really in it, or what it does for you. Food: 25 Amazing Projects Investigate the History and Science of What We Eat gives kids some "food for thought" as they dive into exciting projects about the incredible world of food. Kids will have fun learning about all aspects of food in our daily lives--how vegetarians balance their diet, how some cultures rose and fell based on a single food source, the route from farm to market, how eating locally makes an impact, and much more.
About the Author
Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC. Farah Rizvi is a graphic designer and an illustrator. She moved to the United States in 2000 and received her bachelor's degree in graphic design with a concentration in French from Colby-Sawyer College.
"The information presented and questions posed on food packaging, mega-farming, locally grown vs. commercially grown foods, free-range grazing, and healthy food choices make this a particularly up-to-date survey. This soup-to-nuts look at the business and consumption of food will make a good addition to most collections." School Library Journal
"Food: 25 Amazing Projects is just the kind of resource that homeschoolers will enjoy! A highly recommended resource!" Amy M. O'Quinn, Old School House Magazine (April 1, 2011)
"Our society needs to do something to improve nutrition, and this book is a step in the right direction. Its integrated approach will be appreciated by elementary or middle school teachers. The topics are also ideal for projects that involve parents or community volunteers." www.NSTA.org
"A great complement to this issue of CALLIOPE. In addition to the engaging activities, there are fact-filled sidebar, interesting did-you-know boxes, pertinent vocabulary lists, and much more!" —CALLIOPE (January 2012)