“A great book and teaching resource. Superb!! It’s like the whole first year of a nutritional therapy degree simplified for kids. So useful personally- and a great teaching tool too. Thanks so much!” Robyn Phillips, UK teacher
Navigating Nutrition, where to start…
Knowing where to start on any health journey can be daunting, Grow Me Well will make learning about your body fun and easy to digest. Readers of Grow Me Well will become more adept at navigating their way through the minefield of misinformation and marketing of processed foods. Armed with this new level of nutritional know-how, readers will naturally orient themselves towards healthier, nutritious food that supports their overall wellbeing.
“Grow Me Well negotiates the simple relationships between eating well and attaining superb health in a fun and easily readable format. As a nutrition educator, it is reassuring to see a sound foundation in nutrition science underpinning this story. New Zealand-authored nutrition books of this genre are rare, I would go so far as to say this is the best book to support New Zealand nutrition education that I have seen” Wendy Slatter DHSC, M ED (HONS)
Who Is Grow Me Well Written For?
Designed to appeal to teenagers, Grow Me Well actually makes the whole idea of nutrition and body science interesting to all age groups. The engaging nature of the cartoon-like pictures means Grow Me Well can be used as a teaching tool for pre-school students right through to secondary pupils. South Island artist Richard Gunther did an amazing job brining our ideas to life on every page.
Supporting Families and Planet Earth
Grow Me Well was also written with families in mind. It is a great reference book to support parents, grandparents, and caregivers in steering children away from the overabundance of processed snacks and plastic waste. And to focus on moving families towards more wholesome nutritious foods provided by nature complete with compostable packaging like banana skins! Grow Me Well also provides a great opportunity to teach children that not only does making local, seasonal healthy food choices support their growing bodies it also supports a heathier planet due to less packaging waste and food miles.
“Grow Me Well is a must have for all Kiwi households with growing children” Sue Kedgley
This book also covers the importance of emotional well-being. By providing easy-to-use techniques to help clam and regulate the nervous system, readers can navigate their way through overwhelming and uncomfortable feelings with more ease. As a result, from applying these tools, young readers may become more empowered and confident throughout the day. Especially when faced with challenging situations or from feeling over-stimulated due to modern lifestyles, these tools are invaluable..
The Main Message of Grow Me Well
This book also covers the importance of emotional well-being. By providing easy-to-use techniques to help clam and regulate the nervous system, readers can navigate their way through overwhelming and uncomfortable feelings with more ease. As a result, from applying these tools, young readers may become more empowered and confident throughout the day. Especially when faced with challenging situations or from feeling over-stimulated due to modern lifestyles, these tools are invaluable.
Prevention is better than cure
The unique design of Grow Me Well encourages young readers to make healthy food and lifestyle choices by getting across the message that there is a link between disease and junk food. The saying “Prevention is better than cure” is certainly true and is the focus of this book. For this reason, readers will come away with the grassroots understanding of how to apply this nutritional information into their daily lives. And take charge of their health not only for today but well into the future.
Who is Grow Me Well for:
- • Curious young minds.
- • Students of all ages studying anatomy, physiology and nutritional science.
- • Supporting parents to get the healthy food message across to their children.
- • Helping parents and grandparents raise healthy children.
- • For parents who may find the subject of healthy food hard to communicate.
- • Teachers to use as an educational tool for students.
- • Health professionals of all modalities to help educate their clients.