The kid’s version of Omnivore’s Dilemma

November 1, 2010

This book is the youth version of the Omnivore’s Dilemma of Michael Pollan. It serves as a guide to parents, teenagers, and other socially-responsible adolescents who want to make healthier and safer food choices for children. It tries to make young adults more knowledgeable and aware about their food choices.

It helps them make decisions about what sustainable food can benefit not only their health but also the environment. In line with the original book, “The Omnivores Dilemma for Kids” is also separated into four sections: The Industrial Meal, The Industrial Organic Meal, Local Sustainable, and the Do-It-Yourself Meal. Just like the previous book, this book linked kids’ meals to four specific sections.

Each section is analyzed critically on its quality and impact to the kids’ health and safety. It is filled with kid-friendly facts, lists, graphs, charts, and photographs to help kids understand and be aware of where foods come from.

It provides an educational and age-relevant guide to help kids and parents know the different sources of foods. After reading this book, you will realize that food really matters.

It is important to understand where your food comes from, how your food was raised and where it was raised. This is like a win-win situation. One can have an active, healthier and long life body while at the same time, contributing to the wellness of our own environment. Since we are all inclined with the saying that, “Youth is our hope”, then, starting the change in our eating lifestyle with these children can provide all of us a better and healthier future.

Pollan, M. (2009). The Omnivores Dilemma for Kids: The secrets behind what you eat. The Penguin Group. USA.


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