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Healthy Eating Week: Explore fresh, fabulous foods through touch and sound

7th June 2024

From learning to cook up healthy treats to getting in your five a day – helping children and young people understand about food and nutrition is important. For Healthy Eating Week 2024, we’ve compiled a collection of tactile-audio picture books and learning resources packs that can help blind and visually impaired children get excited about fresh, fabulous foods.

Picky eaters, beware! Healthy Eating Week is the perfect time to talk to the youngsters in your care about making healthy choices with food. Our books and resources for blind and visually impaired children and young people can help you have these conversations around nutrition and preparing food.

We’ve delved into our collection to bring you a few of our favourite culinary delights that even the most ardent of broccoli bashers will enjoy – with something for all ages.

Cook It. Eat It. Live It!

Key Stage 3 & 4

Our essential guide to healthy eating and living for young and curious minds!

This jam-packed tactile-audio fact book delves into a world of foodie adventures, from food-facts and world cuisine to the science of nutrition and delicious recipes.

Our tactile images are accompanied with fun audio guides from Dallas Campbell, Nadia Sawahla and Ade Adepitan, with special audio-only content introducing Home Cooking Skills with Jamie Oliver.

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

Written and Illustrated by Lauren Child

EYFS & Key Stage 1

Perfect for picky eaters and fans of the incredible Charlie and Lola series.

Lola refuses to eat so much, it’s a wonder she can eat anything at all. From peas, cauliflower, mushrooms – even fish fingers! But she will never, ever, ever eat a tomato.

When Lola refuses to eat her carrots and Charlie convinces her that they’re orange twiglets from Jupiter, she finds out that they are really rather delicious! When mashed potato becomes a cloud, she dives into have a large helping. And so begins a journey of food discovery. But will she ever eat that tomato?

A beautiful book to get kids talking about trying new foods.

Brown Bread and Honey

Written by Pamela Allen

EYFS & Key Stage 1

This quirky picture book spins a tale of a king whose love for sweet treats like milkshakes and puddings leaves him in a pickle, unable to enjoy his usual day-today loves. But fret not a helping hand is on the way to guide him back with a dash of support and a sprinkle of self-assurance.

Dive into this whimsically illustrated story to uncover the secret ingredient that might just convince the King to make a turning point towards a balanced diet.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written and Illustrated by Eric Carle

EYFS & Key Stage 1

An icon children’s literature – The Very Hungry Caterpillar goes on an epic culinary adventure to transform into a butterfly!

From gauging on juicy apples and sweet pears to gobbling down sticky cake and spicy sausage, we can’t say the caterpillars food choices are entirely nutritious (nor would we ever endorse eating quite as much in one sitting!) – but balance is important. Aren’t we all allowed a sweet treat now and then?

A fun story to help youngsters learn about different flavours and food group – with an audio guide beautifully read by Giovanna Fletcher.

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