Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Eat your fruits and veggies

Gina Asprocolas  //  Oct 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday: Eat your fruits and veggies

Pumpkin lovers, rejoice! Not only does October usher in Autumn's cool weather and Halloween, it's also Vegetarian Awareness Month! (In October, it seems like pumpkin is everyone's favorite fruit!)

Personally, I am very aware of vegetarianism; some of my best friends are vegetarian, and some are even vegan! (While vegetarians don't eat meat, vegans avoid both meat and animal byproducts, like eggs and milk.)

In honor of the month, Deimosa (childhood vegan, adult vegetarian!) and I decided to find some fruits and veggies themed books and articles in the Archive this week.

Growing Plants from Fruits and Vegetables, by Jane Sholinsky, illustrated by Roberta Carter Clark, 1974.

An orchard of tiny orange trees... a piny pineapple plant...a feathery carrot fern. You and your children can grow them all. Just follow the easy directions in thos book. Fun, inexpensive, and a real learning experience for children.

How Are You Peeling?, by Saxton Freyman and Joost Elffers, 1999.

This is a book that asks all the right questions. And leave you feeling great no matter what the answers are...

Choices Magazine, October 1982. Article: Where's the Beef (Not On This Menu), and Recipes: Cous-Cous Anyone? A Vegetarian Feast

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Choices Magazine, October 1989. Articles: Get the Most Nutrients from Fruits and Vegetables, Test Your Nutrient Know-How and Crossword Puzzle: Fruits and Vegetables.

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Special thanks to Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey for her ongoing help with this series!

Gina Asprocolas