Award-winning author Grace Lin joins science writer Ranida T. McKneally to get kids talking about the science of food, the five food groups, and what a healthy meal looks like. Answering questions like -why are so many vegetables green?-, -What's the difference between brown bread and white bread?-, and -Why do beans make you gassy?-, cheerful haiku poems and a simple Q&A format make this book a nutritious treat. The information in this book aligns with both the USDA's MyPlate guidelines and the Harvard School of Public Health's Healthy Eating Plate guidelines and back matter includes further information about healthy eating and nutritional guidelines, as well as a glossary.
Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including the Newbery Honor Book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown), the Geisel Honor Book Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same! (Little, Brown), and The Ugly Vegetables. She is also the co-author and illustrator of Our Seasons. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts. Ranida T. McKneally is a writer and science editor who works in educational publishing. She also co-authored Our Seasons with Grace Lin. She lives in Medford, Massachusetts. Grace Zong is the illustrator of Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas and Orange Peel's Pocket (Abrams). She splits her time between New York City and Korea.