Chew Chew the Food Chain Train by OTR/L, Janet Michelson

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Take a ride on Chew Chew the Food Chain Train. Made entirely of fruits and vegetables, she loves to teach children to love good food while improving their health. Come along and see her special restaurant where the buffet comes to the tables. All aboard! This book would be suitable for Kindle Free Time users, home schools, and classrooms. It is recommended for ages 3-8. This is not a book about food groups or a balanced diet. The focus is teaching clean eating of whole foods as an approach to better health and the prevention of chronic disease. The goal is to introduce the concept of food as medicine. This book is designed to be read by an adult and child together in order to facilitate discussion of food choices. Future books will address other aspects of the food we eat such as considerations when planting a garden. Chew Chew will discuss making organic compost, the use of pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, chemical fertilizers, and the use of GMOs. Chew Chew wants children to learn how to choose healthy foods, and to have a general understanding of what happens to food from its beginning to the time it reaches their plates. Resources on past approaches to children's nutrition are not referenced because this is not a book about nutrition. It is a book about the nature of the food we eat. The best explanations of this approach can be found in two books: "The Ultra Mind Solution" by Mark Hyman and "The Wellness Prevention Paradigm." by James Chestnut. This is a new approach to food, and persons looking for the old paradigm of food groups will not find it here.
 

About OTR/L, Janet Michelson

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BiographyJanet Michelson has a master's of science degree in occupational therapy. Writing and publishing books is her latest career, but she has also worked as a floral designer, dishwasher, cook, receptionist, and a trainer for developmentally disabled adults. She has worked in various capacities in healthcare for over 20 years. As an occupational therapist she worked in rehab, specializing in the treatments of vertigo, brain injury, and chronic pain. Observations of the long term effects of diet on the health of older adults led her to research the foods we eat. The damage was already done for her elderly patients, but Janet resolved to help educate young children in order to preserve health throughout the lifespan.She is publishing a series of children's picture books based on Chew Chew the Food Chain Train, the main character. The train is made entirely from fruits and vegetables, and she teaches children how the food they eat can help or harm their health.Janet lives in the Midwest with her loving husband, Grampa Joe, and their senile old dog, Peaches, who will take down a dog 10x her size but is afraid of an old claw-less cat. Together they have four adult children and five grandchildren.Janet has always loved reading and now enjoys writing and publishing her own books. Registered as an English major in college when she was a high school senior, she decided to follow other interests, and now feels she has happily come full circle in her return to books as an indie author and freelance editor.
 
Published November 24, 2012 by JM Press. 38 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Cooking, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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