Eating These Foods Makes Me…Book Tour

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Eating These Foods Makes Me…

by Kalifa Rodriguez


GENRE: Children’s Non-Fiction


Book Cover - Eating These Foods Makes Me


Is your kid a picky eater? Do you want your child to enjoy eating a variety of foods? Reading can be a proactive way to introduce your little one to the amazing world of nutrition! In this book, readers will explore healthy foods and learn how key nutrients benefit the body. These pages repeat positive affirmations that will empower and build your child’s mindfulness about the foods they eat.

It is never too early to instill life-long healthy eating habits. Happy reading! Or should I say, happy eating!


Fun Learning Activities to Promote Healthy Nutrition

1. Using paper and crayons or coloured pencils, draw a rainbow, and then draw a fruit or vegetable that is the same colour as each colour of the rainbow. You can even use this book for ideas. Remember to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables (at least 5 servings) each day! How many have you eaten today?

2. Do you like to play any sports or games? Do you like to walk to the park? Help your parents choose and prepare an energizing snack before the next game or walk to the park.

3. Eat your water? That sounds silly! Did you know that some fruits and veggies such as celery are mostly made up of water and can also help to keep you hydrated? Can you think of any others? Now try adding those slices of fruit or even cucumber to your water bottle to give it some pizazz.

4. Try introducing interactive sensory play for preschoolers (age 3 and older). Gather a variety of beans, nuts, or seeds on a tray or in a bowl with a spoon. Under adult supervision, let the preschooler feel, grab, and scoop the legumes, nuts, and seeds. See if the toddler can separate them based on different colours, sizes, and textures while the adult names each food and talks about how these foods make us strong from the proteins and smart from the healthy omega fats.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kalifa Rodriguez is a registered dietitian and certified breastfeeding specialist. She currently works as a clinical nutritionist in Montreal, Canada. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nutritional biochemistry, she went on to complete a master’s degree in human nutrition and dietetics at McGill University. Kalifa is passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle choices through nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. She also hopes to leave a positive impact in the community through her work by giving nutrition education sessions to community groups and organizations. Kalifa and her husband are parents to their delightful toddler, who is the inspiration for this book.


WEBSITE – Kalifa Rodriguez (

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INSTAGRAM – Kalifa Rodriguez M.Sc, RD, CBS (@the.nutrition.connection)

YOUTUBE – Power of Nutrition – YouTube

GOODREADS – Kalifa Rodriguez (Author of Eating These Foods Makes Me…) | Goodreads









I love books that teach children about healthy eating habits. These books are good for teaching those children that haven’t learned about healthy eating. They’re also great for reinforcing what parents or teachers are telling children about foods that are healthy.

This book focuses on how foods make us: Strong, Smart, Healthy, Happy, and Energized. By separating the foods into groups, the author showed pictures of protein-rich foods. Then the author explains how protein makes children strong. For the other 4 groups she shows other foods and tells how they benefit children.

The photos and illustrations show a great diversity of children so that all children will be able to relate to the book’s message.


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  1. I would like to read this informative book to the children.

  2. This sound slike a really good book for choldren.

  3. This sounds like something my niece and a daughter might want to read together.

    Kids are so strange on what they will and will not eat. How do you get them try new foods??

  4. I love healthy eating book ideas.

  5. Sounds like a great way to introduce children to healthy foods, thanks for sharing your review, Lisa and have a sunshiny day!

  6. What’s your favorite veggie?

  7. Thank you for sharing your review of this book, I love book that teach children about healthy habits as well and I will be gifting copies of this book to my grandchildren

  8. this sounds like a good book….. my great niece eats and then she doesn’t eat. maybe this would help her

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