Treasure Hunt with the Munch Crunch Bunch

Treasure Hunt with the Munch Crunch Bunch is a storybook and activity book in one designed for children to help them learn about food so they themselves can be empowered to make healthy choices. Now what parent wouldn’t want that?

This book has lots of fun, hands-on activities for families: board games; fruit and vegetable food riddles (“foodles”); ways to make grocery shopping educational and fun; and a terrific read tucked inside.

Designed for 3-8 year olds, this book has so much color and life it’s entertaining for any parent, relative or teacher. The book is really laid out perfectly so you can simply follow the directions, have fun and learn.

The key appealing point is that the book does not come across AT ALL as if it’s trying to teach, which kids are quick to notice. There’s no better way to learn at these ages than through play, experience and fun. This book offers just this. I haven’t come across a hands-on book this good in a long time.

Author Jan Wotterman is responsible for the nutrition resource material. She conducted an in-class nutrition activity with a select group of 17 out of 73 students using her book. Then each of the 73 families filled out an initial list of foods eaten. Each of the 17 children took their book home and parents read to their children and used the “foodle” cards as shopping lists.

Three weeks later, a questionnaire was sent home to each of the 73 students in the class (to both the book-reading group and the control group). The statistics proved that only the 17 students in the group who read the book increased fruit and vegetable consumption and decreased high-fat and high-sugar consumption. This book made a difference for the whole family!

I can only highly recommend this book.

Tina Turbin


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8 Responses to Treasure Hunt with the Munch Crunch Bunch

  1. Abbie Weathers says:

    This looks fantastic! Thanks for these awesome suggestions. Keep ’em coming!

  2. Diane L. says:

    I am so happy to learn about this book. I was a 5th grade teacher for 8 years and I kept looking and looking for good material on nutrition, but I was never able to find something I really liked. I no longer teach, but perhaps I can recommend this to the school because they were always interested in implementing more lessons on nutrition. Thanks for the recommendation:-)

  3. Denise Chappell says:

    I loved hearing the statistical results of the study that was done. Not only did it change the diet of children, but their families too? That’s so awesome! It really confirms what I’ve always observed, that kids are at the mercy of their parents for the most part especially when they’re younger when it comes to diet and nutrition, so parents should be educated as well as their kids. It’s a whole family affair!

  4. Apple says:

    I’m really happy that there’s a book for such young kids on this subject! My kids are already older though and so I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for nutrition resources for ages 9-12 and teens? I’ve got a 9-, 11-, and 15-year old and I would like to get them some great reading on the subject.

  5. Elizabeth Gill says:

    High five! I came across this last year and this is such a great resource for kids! Someone donated them to our school, and they are so cheap that I went on Amazon and purchased a whole bunch more to give as gifts and to use again this year. Nutrition is so intricately linked with so many problems American suffer from– “ADHD” for children, mental problems like depression, heart disease, diabetes, etc. If we would all eat better our quality of life would be much better and I bet the frequency of diseases would be much lower like breast cancer.

  6. Hilary Jackman says:

    This looks really cute! Out of all the books you’ve written about recently, this one is most interesting to me because I really love to find great learning aids for my young kids! I would love to see more posts like this. Thank you!

  7. Felicity Guevara says:

    I am DEFINITELY getting this book. Wow and the price is so reasonable which is a very good thing. Thanks so much for suggesting such positive books for our children. They need to learn the right things as early as possible and you can’t depend on them to learn anything right in school.

  8. Whitney Hughes says:

    Hi Tina thanks so much for this suggestion. I’m soooo excited to get these for my niece and nephews!

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