New Picture Book, A Hungry Lion in My Tummy, Reaches Health Clubs About Healthy Eating in a Fun Way

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A Hungry Lion in My Tummy, picture book, is an adventure of healthy foods for preschoolers and young elementary children that is reaching athletic clubs, educators and parents. This book brings into focus the health benefits of feeding the lion with good foods which all have a positive impact. The character makes the food choices for the lion based on the effects the food will have so the lion can perform. "Maybe I should feed him a banana? A banana will keep his muscles springy so he can jump, twist and exercise." And as the story goes, "But that's not enough for a hungry lion" and the adventure begins. There is a variety of fruits and vegetables mentioned in the story that will enable parents and program directors of special events to have a taste test with the children. Protein is tapped into and the impact it will have as well. A Hungry Lion in My Tummy brings home the message when the character finally decides that if he feeds the lion little bites of all the good foods the lion will be strong and healthy.

A Healthy Food Adventure that will keep the children turning the page!

A Hungry Lion in My Tummy, picture book released in November 2009, geared for preschoolers and young elementary children, brings into focus healthy eating and the benefits of each food group mentioned. Athletic clubs, educators and parents have taken notice to this book and its timeliness with America's concern for obese children.

A Hungry Lion in My Tummy takes young children on a food adventure that will excite parents because of the reinforcement of vegetables. Recommendations for establishing healthy eating in children is approximately age two. A Hungry Lion in My Tummy reveals a variety of fruits, vegetables and even taps into protein. This book can be used as a tool at home or any event setting to talk about the importance of fruits and vegetables.

Of course, fruit is usually the easiest to go down the hatch for preschoolers, but they can learn to eat the right vegetables raw or cooked. It's about offering healthy food choices and now those choices can be associated with a lion that can perform because of what he eats. The ending is brilliant as it brings home the message that if the character feeds the lion little bites of all the chosen good foods, the lion will be strong and healthy.

Cheryl Vollmer, the author of A Hungry Lion in My Tummy, was able to teach her daughter, as a preschooler, a lifestyle of healthy eating by not ordering her meals from the children's menu that consist of fried foods and French fries. "It can be done. Feed your children what you eat and watch them expand their tastes for a variety of healthy foods." Cheryl's passion is communicating positive messages through creative writing, workshops, special events and using her own experiences as a mother to benefit children.

Cheryl Vollmer attended an outreach workshop for San Antonio's PBS station, KLRN, at one of the local schools, sharing her book (A Hungry Lion in My Tummy), sharing writing techniques and the importance of healthy eating. In April and May she will be a visiting author for Spectrum Athletic Clubs (Kids Club) where she will read A Hungry Lion in My Tummy and sample foods, as listed in the story, with the children. Sharing her encouragement and passion for children, Cheryl also teaches children table etiquette and manners/social skills, http://www.mannersrock.com, in her hometown hoping to have a positive impact on the children and provide them with skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

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