Young Brooklyn Foodies


What is more important in life than food? It helps us to grow, to think and to live long, healthy lives. So spend this month with us learning about nutrition, cooking, eating habits, and foods from around the world.

Internet Links
BAM! Body and Mind
Learn all about nutrition with games, puzzles, quizzes, and facts.
Chop Chop Magazine
Check out this fun quarterly food magazine and website for kids aged 5-12 and their families. Try the recipe for pumpkin-pie smoothies!
Here's a new recipe for cooking and nutrition in entertaining sitcom-style TV and Web series that brings together cooking, comedy and music.
Kids Health
Web site that helps you learn about eating right, exercising, and about how your body works.
MyPyramid Blast Off Game
Online game where you can reach Planet Power by fueling your rocket with healthy food and exercise. Created by the Department of Agriculture.
Smart Mouth
Read articles, play games, learn new recipes and watch cool videos to help you get a jump start on eating better and living a healthier life.
Cooking web site featuring sisters Isabella and Olivia Gerasole. Pick up some new recipes or learn some cooking basics.
Articles & Databases
Read up on the different foods and eating habits of the different people of the world.
Print Resources

Item ImageCooking with Fruits and Vegetables
By Claire Llewellyn with recipes by Clare O'Shea
Includes descriptions of fruits and vegetables with healthy recipes.
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Item ImageEasy Breakfasts from Around the World
By Sheila Griffin Llanas
Find a delicious breakfast recipe from around the world and learn about special ingredients adn countries around the world.
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Item ImageEasy Desserts from Around the World
By Heather Alexander
Try a new dessert and learn about special ingredients and countries around the world.
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Item ImageHow Cooking Works
Photographs by Dave King
Why does chocolate melt? Why do onions make your eyes water? Find the answers here and try new recipes.
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Item ImageThe Mayo Clinic Kids' Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes for Fun and Healthy Eating
Healthy recipes that children can make by themselves, including tuna flippers, ABC salad, and honey carrots.
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Item ImageOne World Kids Cookbook
By Sean Mendez
Simple recipes for dishes from around the world, from jollof rice to fajitas.  Includes suggestions for vegetarian substitutes.  
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Item ImageThe Spatulatta Cookbook
By Isabella and Olivia Gerasole;  Photographs by John Zich
The first cookbook from the people behind the Spatulatta web site.
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Item ImageTwist it Up: More Than 60 Delicious Recipes from an Inspiring Young Chef
By Jack Witherspoon with Lisa Witherspoon; Photographs by Sheri Giblin
Eleven-year-old Jack Witherspoon, two-time leukemia survivor, dreamed to be a chef.  Through is passion, he created his own recipes presented here with clear, step-by-step instructions and impressive photographs.
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Item ImageWay Cool Drinks
By Marilyn LaPenta
Shares recipes for nutritious drinks, including pechango paradise, winter wonder punch, and red lava volcano.
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Item ImageThe World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods
By Claire Eamer; artwork by Sa Boothroyd
Discover the tasty stories behind the foods we love. 
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