The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Academy of Pediatrics have joined forces with one of my children’s favorite books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, as well as with We Give Books to help families learn about healthy eating habits at home. Even though my oldest child is now seven years old, I can still recite every word of this classic, and while my kids enjoyed the rhythms of the words and the beautiful pictures, I enjoyed the message that it sent about the importance of eating what is good for your body and not just what tastes good. This Eating Healthy. Growing Strong campaign is an important part of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s mission to combat childhood obesity, an issue that I not only find to be important as a parent, but also as someone who has struggled to maintain a healthy weight since childhood.
This spring more than 17,500 pediatrician offices across the United States will receive free copies of specially created The Very Hungry Caterpillar books, together with growth charts and parent handouts that encourage doctors and parents to have meaningful conversations about the importance of healthy eating. You can read more about the initiative and download the growth chart and parent handout on the Healthy Children and Alliance for a Healthier Generation campaign websites.
Enter to Win
One (1) Resourceful Mommy reader will receive the following:
- Copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar Zoobie
Prizing & samples courtesy of Penguin. Giveaways are open to US mailing addresses only. Prizing value $55.99. Giveaway ends Monday, March 21st at 11:59 p.m. ET.
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Learn more about Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar