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  • Writer's pictureFrancis Chuah

#StayAtHome Read: Children Edition

Today with have 3 books to nourish young minds. In face of MCO 2.0, this is a good time for parents to spend more time with children by educating them about food source and food security in the form of storytelling.

  1. AGRIman AGventures by WHYFARM and Alpha Sennon

AGRIman AGventures I Amazon

If food and nutrition security is a superhero, he would be AGRIman! AGRIman was created by Alpha Sennon, founder of WHYFARM, non-profit tackling food insecurity based in Trinidad and Tobago. This short comic is fun-filled with educational messages to inspire youths to cultivate interest and build knowledge in agriculture.

Get a copy here.

  1. Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agriculture Poems by Carol-Ann Hoyte

Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agriculture Poems I Book Depository

Narrated by thirty-four writers, this is a collection of poems about food featuring an expansive assortment of poetic styles. Refreshing and creative, this collection guides children through the field-to-fork process of food production. It includes lighthearted stories like a child’s struggles with vegetables to thought-provoking segments about where food comes from, making it a wholesome educational material that will leave an impact in young hearts.

Get a copy here.

  1. Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, illustrated by Vin Vogel

Maddi’s Fridge I Book Depository

In the age where food might come across accessible and convenient to the majority, it’s important for children to not take food security for granted. In this story, we follow Sofia and Maddi, two friends who grow up together in the same neighbourhood, but with distinct economic background. Sofia’s constantly enjoy a fridge full of milk and eggs and cheese and lettuce, while Maddi’s fridge contains only a small can of milk. Sofia’s has a heart set on helping Maddi, but how?

Get a copy here.

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