The Superheroes on Your Plate by Tansy Boggon
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?
WHAT READERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE
“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
Outside Australia or New Zealand?
Otherwise, search Tansy Boggon + Superheroes on your chosen book retailer’s website. Or better yet, at your favourite bookstore. Note price varies between online sellers.
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.
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
THE SUPERHEROES ON YOUR PLATE PLACEMATS
Download a Coloured Placemat for Printing
Download Placemat for Printing and Colouring
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.
MAKE YOUR OWN BROWN RICE BEAR
Brown rice is one of the food characters in the book, The Superheroes on Your Plate.
Make your own brown rice bear with this recipe.
You could serve it under an omelette blanket, in a bowl of soup or alongside veggies to create an artwork on your plate or in your lunchbox.
Share your creations on Instagram or Facebook #thesuperheroesonyourplate.
Coming Soon . . .
- Olive’s Plate Dream
- Radical Spuds
- Bean Scene
- Making New Food Friends on The Plate