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by Tansy Boggon
Tansy Boggon reading The Superheroes on Your Plate

The intention of my children’s books is to inspire curiosity and joy with food, without food rules or policing little people’s eating. I want to instil that eating a variety of foods can be fun while learning that not all foods are to everyone’s liking and there are many ways to eat to meet our body’s nutritional requirements.


THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE

Cover of the children's book, The Superheroes on Your Plate

Every food at the dinner table competes for the title of superhero on your plate.

Which food will claim the title?

From avocado to kiwi and around to egg and look out for brown rice! Each food is on a mission to declare themselves the winner. It may be hard to digest at times, but some have an incredibly good reason for being a true champion.

You will have to help them decide…

Combine story time with educating children about nutrition and inspiring them to eat a wider variety of wholefoods. This book aims to be a conversation starter as to what other foods children would bring to the plate as superheroes, either because they enjoy them or for health-promoting benefits. Who will be the plate superhero?

A joy of a book that puts the fun into teaching kids about nutrition and getting them to love the healthy foods on their plate.” — Dr Joanna McMillan, Nutrition Scientist & Dietitian

Instead of saying “don’t eat that” or “this food is better than that food” this lovely little book shows how a little bit of every food can contribute to a nutritious plate. It shows how every different element adds its own benefit to the variety of kai (food) we eat in a fun and light-hearted way, inviting tamariki (children) to be naturally curious about the food they eat.”Garden to Table Trust, NZ


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THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE READ ALOUDS

Look inside the book and hear the story before you buy or share the story with your classroom.

Screenshot of The Superheroes on Your Plate Read Aloud by Story Time with Gitte
Story Time with Gitte
Screenshot of The Superheroes on Your Plate Read Aloud by Stories with Jen
Stories with Jen
Screenshot of The Superheroes on Your Plate Read Aloud by Strawberry Storytime
Strawberry Storytime

Tansy is available to do readings of The Superheroes on Your Plate for online or Christchurch-based events where the book could be used as an icebreaker or conversation starter.


EDUCATORS AND PARENTS GUIDE TO THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE


KIDS LOVE THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE

I am overjoyed to see children enjoying my book and the activities that their parents, caregivers and educators come up with to engage children in food-related activities. Here are just some that have been shared with me on Instagram.


Coming Soon . . .

  • Olive Seeks a Place on the Plate
  • Radical Spuds: Potato Explores Alternative Ways to Stay a Favourite on the Plate
  • Making New Food Friends on The Plate

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