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Book Review: Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? by Joy Feldman

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Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? is a delightful new children’s book written by Joy Feldman. Joy is a nutritional coach and writer who lives for educating others about the food they eat. She teaches how choosing healthy over junk can enhance your overall health.

Joy learned about healthy eating the hard way. Over 19 years ago she was stricken by a crippling auto-immune disease. This left her body practically crippled from the neck down. In addition, she had a two-year old that she couldn’t take care of fully due to this disease.

It is at this point that she came across nutritional balancing, changing her life dramatically. This is when she learned that you truly are what you eat. Within a few months of being on this nutritional balancing program, her body began to bounce back better than ever. She had more spunk and energy than she ever did before.

Her journey had begun. Today she counsels others on nutrition and is changing the lives of people worldwide.

In Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? Feldman educates children about nutrition and eating healthy. This 40-page book features 18 illustrations, and tells the story of Maddie and Matt whose mother has always raised them on healthy foods. Seeing their friends enjoy chips, soda, and donuts makes the siblings feel so left out and not like their friends. They’ve never been allowed to eat junk food, ever.

As most kids do, Maddie and Matt beg their mom to please allow them to have some junk food “just this once.” Just one ooey-gooey donut. When they go with their mom to the grocery store they once again beg for some junk food. While their mom tries to explain to them why junk food is bad for them, they still insist on eating some just once. Then, to their amazement, their mother takes them to the snacks aisle — that she playfully dubs “the wastelands” — and tells them to pick anything they want. Maddie and Matt are in shock and eagerly run down the aisle looking for all the things they want. As children will do, they begin to throw items into the shopping cart and rush to the checkout before their mom changes her mind.

After eating their lunch they line up their donuts and cookies in anticipation of what each bite was going to taste like. Before we know it they’ve devoured every item. However, with each choice you make there are consequences and we soon see them suffering from stomachaches. Neither one of course is willing to tell their mom. When they drift off to sleep they find themselves fading away, as their hair turns into ooey-gooey donuts and their room begins to fill up with donuts, causing them to almost disappear.

When they awake from this dream, the brother and sister realize that they’ve had the same dream and no longer want any more junk food. It seems as if mom was right all along and they felt a lot better when they ate healthier foods.

Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? is a creative way to teach children about making healthier choices when it comes to the food they eat. The last few pages of the book features some healthy snack recipes that sound extremely yummy and easy for kids to prepare with adult supervision.

Joy Feldman’s book is a fun and unique way to approach children about the how what you eat can affect your body. Learn more about Joy by visiting her website, and get the inside scoop on how to order the book along with recipes for kids, coloring pages and more at isyourhairmadeofdonuts.com.

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About Patsy Rivera

Patsy has been a freelance writer for more than 15 years. Her writing has spanned the globe and has included blogs, website content, articles, press releases, manuals, eBooks and more. She holds a masters degree in justice administration and has a strong criminal justice background with over 8 years experience as a law enforcement officer. She has published two books: a children's book "Wendy and the Witch" and a research book entitled "Serial Killers, Murderers and Mayhem".
  • http://www.lunch.com/DrJosephSMaresca Dr Joseph S Maresca

    If everyone made healthful choices, universal health care would be affordable very easily.

  • http://www.tapestrycommunications.wordpress.com Nancy Thomas

    Dr. Maresca et al – this book is being so well received by students in classrooms and libraries, Y’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc…..Joy is available for readings and book signings nationwide….I have the privilege of booking and promoting her avails…..thank you – please enjoy Donuts as much as we are! Nancy