Happy Feet, Healthy Food by Carol Goodrow, hardcover, 112 pages, Breakaway Books (2004), ISBN: 1891369466
An epidemic of childhood obesity is in the news almost daily. Parents who want to become more involved in their children's health now have help: "Happy Feet, Healthy Food". It is informative, easy to use, geared specifically to children, and just good plain fun. It is a simple daily journal that can heighten awareness of what kids eat and how much they exercise, while gently suggesting different activities they could try. "Happy Feet, Healthy Food" is your child's first journal of exercise and healthy eating, a combination of logbook (to record exercise and diet) and a sourcebook for games, activities and eating tips. Each week features bright color illustrations, lists of games and activities to try, advice on good foods, suggestions for packing snacks and lunches, and a log page to write about the activities of each day and the foods eaten. The goal is to promote understanding of the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, to improve the child's reading and writing skills, and to foster dialogue with parents. Perfect for use in schools or at home, it celebrates the joyful, supportive relationship that parents and kids can have through sports. It points the way forward in life for happy, healthy, active kids. The author, Carol Goodrow, is the founding editor of KidsRunning.com, a Runner's World site, which has won numerous awards for its creative and informative content. She is also an award-winning elementary school teacher in Tolland (USA/Connecticut).