Do you have a picky eater at home? Or are you simply running out of creative ways to encourage your kids to eat nutritious foods? We can help! During your next story time, reach for a book that is both entertaining and encourages healthy habits. Check out our favorite books that will have your little one reaching for green-light foods! 

1. How Did That Get in my Lunchbox? 
Kids will discover the answer to this question! Uncover how common foods are produced and find their way into a lunchbox.

2. I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato 
If you have a picky eater on your hands, this is the book for you. Lola is a fussy eater who doesn’t want to eat anything, especially tomatoes. That is until her imaginative brother Charlie comes to the rescue. 

3. We Are What We Eat 
Teach your kids about healthy eating with this engaging story. Fun and rhyming food characters will educate kids on how they can fill their plate with nutritious foods. 

4. The Boy Who Loved Broccoli
Convincing kids to eat their vegetables can be tough! This story follows Baxter, a boy who receives super powers from broccoli. Baxter encourages other kids to try green veggies so they can be strong too.

5. Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food 
Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear are eating way too much junk food. Mama and Dr. Grizzly step in to teach the family about healthy foods and exercise. 

6. Lulu’s Lunch
Ideal for toddlers, this touch and feel book encourages even the youngest of readers to discover new and nutritious foods.

7. Eat More Colors 
Packed with catchy rhymes and bold illustrations, this book teaches kids about the benefits of colorful fruits and vegetables.

8. Flint the Dragon Learns to Fly 
Meet Flint, a dragon who can fly- thanks to his ‘Super Dragon Rocket Fuel’. This special fuel is actually a healthy green drink, which is safe and healthy for kids too! Try out the recipe which is included in the book. 

9. Gregory, the Terrible Eater 
Gregory isn’t your typical goat. Instead of tires, cans, or t-shirts he likes to eat fruits and vegetables! This story provides a fun opportunity for kids to identify nutritious choices. 

 10. N is for Nutrition
Perfect for kids ages 4-8 years old, follow along as each letter of the alphabet introduces a nutritious food choice. Kids will discover fun facts and learn how these foods fuel their body.

Learn more about healthy food choices with our Healthy Snacks Food Quiz and How to Make Healthy Eating Easy article.