Food Anatomy Activities for Kids: Fun, Hands-On Learning (Paperback)

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Food Anatomy Activities for Kids: Fun, Hands-On Learning (Paperback)


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A hands-on guide to the world of food science for kids ages 8 to 12

The meal on your plate has had many adventures on its way to your belly! Uncover the mysteries of the food you eat with Food Anatomy Activities for Kids, a kids' guide to the incredible history, science, and culture of food. It's packed with easy-to-understand lessons, fun recipes, and engaging experiments to make you feel connected to the food you eat—and make your mouth happy!

Travel on a food journey around the world, taste new things, and learn fun facts. Find out all about foods that are foraged or farmed, sweet or savory, baked or preserved—and don't forget foods that you drink! Get involved by predicting the answers to questions, testing your ideas, and drawing conclusions just like a real food scientist.

Inside Food Anatomy Activities for Kids, you'll:
  • Follow the life of food—Discover colorfully illustrated lessons on the history and uses of 20 different types of foods.
  • Try awesome activities—Dive into cool experiments like preserving egg yolks with salt, making butter in a mason jar, and growing new fruit from leftover seeds.
  • Think like a scientist—Grab your own notebook and write down your discoveries with the help of in-depth journal prompts after every activity.

Take a trip through the wonderful world of food with Food Anatomy Activities for Kids!
AMBER STOTT worked with California legislators to pass a statewide resolution for Food Literacy Awareness Month and rallied the state’s 13th largest school district to build students a zero-net energy cooking school. The legislature honored her efforts with Nonprofit of the Year, and the Department of Public Health named her one of the state’s top innovators. Find out more on Facebook at AmberStottChiefFoodGenius, on Instagram @ChiefFoodGenius, or at
Product Details ISBN: 9781648760242
ISBN-10: 1648760244
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: March 30th, 2021
Pages: 106
Language: English
Series: Anatomy Activities for Kids
“Amber Stott and her team at Food Literacy Center have created a book for young people who want to explore the world of food. Hands-on experience with cooking is a delicious way to understand the planet, other cultures, and all academic subjects.” —Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant and founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project

“There is no one better at teaching kids that food can be sustainable, healthy, and fun, than Amber Stott at the Food Literacy Center. Her new book, Food Anatomy Activities for Kids, gives readers a tool kit for educating us all that preserving the planet through our food choices is a delicious responsibility.” —Danielle Nierenberg, president of Food and Tank and Julia Child Award winner

“What a delight! This book is packed with fun activities for kids of all ages wanting to learn more about food. Richly informative, the book covers the science, geography, and history behind the foods we eat, all presented in a playful format.” —Elise Bauer, founder of