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Packing a Killer Lunch: Homeschool Mom Helps Kids Understand Nutrition in Her New Book

Contact: Abigail Davidson, Publicity Assistant, WinePress Group, 360-802-9758, abigail@winepressgroup.com  

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Aug. 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- Raymond unzipped his lunch bag. Out spilled a no-real-fruit-juice box, a pudding cup, a bologna sandwich on spongy white bread, fruit leather, and chips. According to our school rules, he needed to eat his good food first. Which item qualified? Raymond wasn't obese but he did have some behavior issues. Maybe his lunches explained the daily tantrums. Scarier still, how long would he live on sugar, salt, and pig guts?

Google the phrase "deadly foods" and you'll eventually find Raymond's entire lunch represented. Unfortunately you'll also find some grown-up favorites among the links, including microwavable popcorn, instant meals, and of all things, grilled meats. With childhood obesity at staggering levels many of these articles are aimed at lunch-packing parents. In one helpful download, "The Top 10 Best and Worst Foods for Kids," the author was nice enough to offset her 10-Worst list with kid-friendly alternatives, such as yogurt, peanut butter, broccoli trees, and orange juice. All of this reveals a sobering fact: American kids need to learn how to eat, meaning that many adults need to relearn what healthy eating involves.

Author and mom Deborah Flores offers a fun lesson in healthy eating with "What's in My Food?" Readers follow a group of kids on a field trip, as they teach one gummy worm chomping friend about the benefits of eating fruit, veggies, whole grains, and other nutritious foods. "My book is written at a young child's level to help them understand what is in the food and what it does to their bodies," Flores explains. As a wife and mother of three young children, she admits that she is still in the process of getting her family's eating habits under control after years on the typical American anything goes diet. She now has a strong desire to help families and kids see the value of a healthy diet. "This is to spark an interest, to get them to think about the choices they have. Hopefully to start on a healthy track that will stay with them the rest of their life." Though written for children "What's in My Food?" can also offer insight to parents or teachers reading the book aloud.

To order visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877-421-7323. For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Abigail Davidson at 360-802-9758 or abigail@winepressgroup.com.