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All Things Food in Fun and Comprehensive Food Atlas From National Geographic Kids

Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Colorful and Educational Food Atlas for Young Foodies

fun atlas of all things food with games, maps, and tasty recipes to try

fun atlas of all things food with games, maps, and tasty recipes to try

Comprehensive Atlas With All Things Food

Parents who have children who consider themselves to be a foodie with a lot of interest in the variety of foods and where these foods come from will want to add this atlas to their family bookshelf. Ultimate Food Atlas published by National Geographic Kids is a colorful and educational source for fun facts about all things food. Illustrations do not disappoint and meet the well-known ability of National Geographic to capture the color and details in their photography. Each continent is featured with the kinds of food products and recipes from the countries of each continent in addition to a map of the continent with marked locations of where the featured recipes come from.

North America begins the journey through all things food. Wheat, apples, and maple syrup are featured food items to be tasted in each area. Learning about cowboy cuisine, vegetables that come from all over North America, and some favorite desserts can be found in the section of North America. Food festivals of North America are covered with the types of food and recipes that can be found at these festivals. Delicious recipes from all over North America will delight young chefs.

South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and foods that come from our oceans are all featured in the atlas. Foodie Hot Spots from each continent, foods that are favorites from all over each continent, recipes that are part of the cultures on each continent, and fun facts about the food products that each country as part of each continent are featured. A map of each continent is featured and farmlands of each continent are featured. Our oceans are also a rich source of a variety of foods and fun facts about the foods that come from our oceans is included in the atlas.

True/False quizzes are featured for kids to test their knowledge of fun facts from the atlas. Global issues such as climate change and threats to habitats and food species are presented in the atlas. A section of farming practices and fun facts about our food supply is covered in the atlas. An engaging final section of fun activities concludes the atlas. The atlas includes a comprehensive glossary of all things food.

The Ultimate Food Atlas from National Geographic Kids is recommended for ages 6-13 and for all kids who are young chefs in their home kitchens. It has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3867-0.

Colorful Illustrations of All Things Food Will Engage Young Foodies and Chefs

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Bring the Ultimate Food Atlas Into Your Classroom for Fun Activities and Education About Food

Teachers who enjoy teaching about food, nutrition, and cooking with students will want to add the Ultimate Food Atlas from National Geographic Kids to their classroom bookshelf. Teachers will find this atlas to be a fun tool when teaching the geographical locations of food products and delicious recipes that come from all continents. Activities about each continent can be incorporated into a wealth of lessons throughout the school year.

Introduce each chapter with the featured continent. Provide a globe for students to locate the continent. The atlas features useful information about using the maps from the atlas. Engage students in choosing a few of the recipes that they would like to try as they make their way through the continent. Students might like to prepare a recipe at home and bring to class for a tasting party.

Prepare nutrition activities that feature foods from each food category. Each continent features dairy, grains, fruits and vegetables, and delicious sweets for desserts to teach students about nutrition.

Prepare quizzes from the atlas with its true/false quizzes for students to practice their skills in learning the fun facts about food as you make your way through the atlas. Prepare vocabulary lists from the comprehensive glossary for students to learn about foods.

Engage the student in a team competition to use the Market Mix-Up Game found at the conclusion of the atlas. Students will also find the Digital Travel ideas from each chapter to be engaging.

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