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Eat Up - An Infographic Exploration of Food

Eat Up

An Infographic Exploration of Food

Interest Age: 9–12
Grade: 4–7
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:

Reading Level: Lexile IG1040L
Hardcover : 9781554518845, 72 pages, April 2017 , 11" x 8.5"
Paperback : 9781554518838, 72 pages, April 2017 , 11" x 8.5"
Rights sold: Turkish

Table of contents

Introducing Your Amazing . . . Food!Chapter 1: The Two-Million-Year MealOn the Hunt for FoodNow We’re Growing!Boom TimeFood Goes GlobalChapter 2: Farm to TableFarm Out!Meet Your MeatI Sea Food!FrankenFood or SuperSolution?Transforming Our FoodChapter 3: The Business of FoodLet’s Go ShoppingMarket MattersSales GamesSpeeding UpChapter 4: Food in Our BodiesBody BuildersPower FoodsMost Wanted: Nutrition CulpritsTasty TidbitsChapter 5: Food and the EnvironmentPower HungryFood and WaterThe Dirt on LandChapter 6: Food Around the WorldLet’s TradeGlobal GastronomyExtreme FoodFeeding the WorldChapter 7: Food in Your LifeThe Family Meal, or Not?Getting to YouLearning Your Food ABCsConclusionGlossarySelected SourcesFurther ReadingIndexImage CreditsAbout the Authors and Illustrator


Filled with fascinating facts delivered visually, this infographic book explores the topic of food from every aspect. Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about food. Information is presented in easy-to-understand graphics and clear explanations. Each spread explores a different aspect of the topic. Readers will find answers to a wide range of questions, including: Who grows our food? Where does our meat and fish come from? How does it get to us? What’s the difference between a hybrid and a genetically-modified crop? How do companies advertize to children? Who are the “Big 10” food companies? How much farmland is there across the world?Weightier topics (for example, farming and pollution, or child labor in agriculture), are balanced out by fun facts, such as “extreme foods” and how our sense of taste works (and sometimes deceives us). Other topics include how food production has an impact on the local and global economy, access to food and food insecurity around the world, and conventional vs. organic farming. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations, diagrams and photos and small chunks of text make this book ideal for reluctant or struggling readers.


  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2017
  • Nominated, Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2017
  • Commended, Green Book Festival Award 2017
  • Nominated, Red Cedar Book Award nomination 2018


“While fun and engaging, this vibrant infographic doesn’t shy away from difficult issues. ”

- Green Teacher, Spring/19

“Offers a wealth of thought-provoking information. ” 

- Quill & Quire, 04/17

“Inviting illustrations and an empowering amount of food-related data make this selection a fine choice for environmentally conscious tweens. ”

- School Library Journal, 05/17

“Food is not just elemental; it is remarkable, and this effort does it justice. ”

- Kirkus Reviews, 02/15/17