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Introduction: This poem is about eating peanutbutter on bread. It would be a good poem to read when learning about nutrition. Grains is the part of the food pyramid that we need the most of and this poem mentions healthy natural brown bread. What a wonderful way to bring up healthy eating habits. It also mentions eating something healthy before coming to school, many children skip breakfast.

Good For The Head

Good For The Head
when you need more
sleep
but
you are at the breakfast
table
instead
not
ready for school

some quiet
cream
of
peanut
butter

on a piece
of
natural
brown
bread

by Arnold Adoff
from "Eats Poems"
by Arnold Adoff
Illustrated by Susan Russo
(Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1979)

Extension: After reading this poem to your class you could have a healthy snack of peanutbutter on wheat bread. A class discussion of what we had for breakfast this morning might also be appropriate.