The United States ranks
first among countries in soft
drink consumption. The
per-capita consumption of
soft drinks is in excess
of 150 quarts per year, or
about three quarts per week.
The relationship between soft
drink consumption and body
weight is so strong that
researchers calculate that
for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times. Adolescents who consume soft drinks display a risk of bone fractures three to four-fold higher than those who do not.

Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? is no ordinary adventure. Adoringly absurd, and filled with laugh-out-loud appeal, this delightful picture book focuses on two siblings, Matthew and Madison Blossom, who do not consume junk food - no sugar, no processed foods and no chemical additives. Their mom does not allow them to eat donuts, candy, chocolate, fast food, soda, chewing gum, brightly colored drinks or juices, puddings, neon green, blue or hot pink foods that were created to last forever. Come join them as they unexpectedly head into an amusing, educational and delicious journey towards healthy choices where they learn that "they are what they eat." Your appetite for this magical story, Is your Hair Made of Donuts? will simply be insatiable.

Some children remember factual tidbits, but all children remember stories. These two inspirational and charming children have been educated through their own senses about the benefits of eating healthy, whole foods such as locally grown vegetables, whole grains, free-range meats and poultry. Insisting that they are tired of feeling different from other children because they do not eat junk food, one day, their mother allows them to indulge in whatever invented foods they want from "The Wastelands",those aisles of the market stockpiled with chemical confections.

After consuming these processed products, Madison embarks on a whimsical adventure that takes place in the form of a captivating and bewitching dream, the hair of both Madison and Matthew, with a touch of sparkle and sprinkles, transforms into large oversized, gooey custard filled donuts after both of them consume a multitude of these baked treats. Upon awakening from her bewitching dream, Madison's mom seizes the moment to instruct her children on the importance of healthy eating. At the end of the story, both children understand they are "literally what they eat" and vow to follow their healthy regimen without comparing themselves to the other children.

Is Your Hair Made of Donuts? empowers young people to take control of their diet and health with each delicious bite of knowledge found in this magical journey. PSSST... Make sure to check your hair for "rainbow colored sprinkles or are they sparkles," when you finish reading this scrumptious adventure.

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"Is Your Hair Made of Donuts?"