The Epic Journey of an Orange

Cody Rounds (Author) · Jordan P. Novak (Illustrator)

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A simple snack such as an orange is not simple at all when children learn the extraordinary journey it made to go from a seed to their plate. Eating mindfully enables children to become more aware of the food that nurtures them and allows them to appreciate, not just the food itself, but the time and effort that so many people put forth in order to get that food to them.

Description

Most of us eat without thinking much about it. In fact, we’re usually doing something else at the same time, such as watching TV or reading or playing on our phones. Eating mindfully enables us to become more aware of the food that nurtures us, and it allows us to appreciate, not just the food itself, but the time and effort that so many people put forth in order to get that food to us.

A simple snack such as an orange is not in fact simple at all when children learn the extraordinary journey it made to go from a seed to a tree to a fruit, then from an orange grove to a truck to a distribution factory to a grocery store and more. A surprising number of people are involved in every stage of the orange’s journey. When children know that, when they appreciate all that is involved, they can spend some time enjoying their food, exploring its tastes and textures—and, not unimportantly, how it makes them feel after they’ve eaten it. Mindful eating offers benefits of more than just awareness and focus but also of gratitude and appreciation, which all of us—not just our children—could use a little more of.

Details

Ages
4, 5, 6, 7
Grades
Pre-K, K, 1, 2
Subjects
Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Concerns
Pages
27
ISBN
978-0-89824-692-6
Order Code
6926