The NutriKIds books are designed to be easy to use in class with very young children from
the age of 2-7 years. The stories are very simple aimed towards children who are learning
to read and with characters that they can relate to.The nutrition facts are a tool to support
existing knowledge with historical facts about where the foods actually originated and
where they are grown today.
The recipes are to help extend their learning in the home as they bring information home to
parents that hopefully will engage with it and buy the books to have at home for children to
re – read and enjoy as they grow.
Activity sheets are available to support their learning and even to take home as a fun
homework task engaging the family with the healthy eating message.
These books are designed for all types of families, even those that are already
aware of the importance of healthy eating and need some help convincing their
children, as I did, when they are young, building a foundation for good
health.A large A1 Nutrikids food pyramid poster is now available -
these can be used in the classroom and dinner hall.
Read as they queue!
"We were thrilled to receive the Nutrikids books and share them with the class.
To be honest, the books were so lovely and relevant to the FS topic that all 3 classes were keen
to use them. We shared them out and used them as a class and also let children explore them
independently during play."
"We used the books to discuss healthy eating, where the healthy food comes from etc.
We also put a set in the book corner for children to look through. They are really lovely books which
are easy for the children to understand and we are also using them in our current topic which is 'Down on the Farm'."
Mrs. Athanasiou and Mrs Jochacy (Dove Class)
Russell lower School, Bedford
Character Design Competition
When thinking of ideas for New characters the best people to ask are the
kids who will be reading the books. Their imaginations are so vivid and
free from worrying about whether it's the right food or not.
They just think about having fun with the name. Quite right too.
The St. John’s and St. Clements Primary School children created some
very cute pictures and I particularly liked Raj Rhubarb and Pippa Pepper,
but all of them are brilliant - thank you so much.
Assemblies and Storytime
It was lovely to visit the two sites for Henry Cavendish School and take the morning assemblies
for the receptions and year one classes.
I talked about why I created my NutriKids books, and why they should eat healthy foods.
I explained why some of the less healthy foods that children like to eat like cookies, chocolate,
crisps and sweets should be eaten in small amounts and showed them a food pyramid to help
them see the perfect balance. They saw how two of my characters originated from my children
when they were small and saw how they had grown into two tall and health teenagers.
We then did a ‘name the food’ game where they shouted out what the vegetable or fruit was and
I have to say they were all very good at naming them – even beetroot! Followed by a question and
answer – where they were all very keen to tell me about how many vegetables they ate.
The school takes healthy eating very seriously and I was really impressed with the welcome and
encouragement from the teachers and the whole school. The children were so well behaved and
genuinely interested in why they should eat healthy foods. It truly is the ideal time in their lives to
learn about healthy eating. I try to encourage the school and children to talk about the subject of
healthy eating at home and perhaps borrow the books from the library so they can show their parents.
Certificate and activity sheets can help get the message home.
WIN a Shopping Bag Competition
The children all took part in designing their own healthy eating shopping bag,
the winner received this unique NutriKids 'Mini Shopper' bag