Wednesday, May 21, 2008

- "Food for Thought: From Parents to Children" is a new spiral-bound booklet of 35 family-friendly, wheat-based recipes collected by the Wheat Foods Council with input from Chicago chef-restaurateur Gale Gand. Copies are $3.50; a portion of the proceeds benefits Spoons Across America, a nonprofit group that educates children about nutrition. To order online, go to

- "Everybody Eats Lunch," by Cricket Azima/The Creative Kitchen (Glitterati, boardback edition 2008, $16), gives children ages 3 to 8 a global look at the midday meal eaten by their counterparts in five countries. There's a page for a child to add personal lunch facts as well. Recipes are hidden behind pull-out puzzle pieces, and the book is printed on sturdy cardboard. Fun. Available online through

- "You Can Eat That: Awesome Food for Kids With Diabetes," by Robyn Webb (Cleveland Clinic, 2007, $19.95). The Alexandria nutritionist offers guidance on how to plan meals and ways to make a restricted diet more appealing. With recipes; available through several online purveyors, with a related blog at

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