Children’s Book and Website Combine Imagination with Nutrition

Jan Welborn-Nichols, author of the children's book Henrietta Sharp and the Magic Lunch Box believes it’s time for nutrition to meet imagination.
March 5, 2012 - PRLog -- March 7, 2012 – Bloomington, IL – Henrietta Sharp and the Magic Lunch Box tells the story of a chubby 12-year-old who deals with mean girls at school, a brand new super power, and an intergalactic villain who wants to take over the taste buds of humanity.

Can imagination reverse alarming trends in childhood obesity?
We are awash in information about good nutrition. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) obesity now affects 12.5 million children and adolescents in the United States – that’s 17% of this population – triple the rate from just one generation ago.

A overweight child herself at a time when childhood obesity wasn’t a healthcare crisis, Welborn-Nichols wanted to tell a story about a heroine whose quest to save the world cannot be fulfilled unless she learns to believe in herself and trust the unbeatable power of friendship.

The adventure continues at
Henri’s pet cat in the book is transformed into the heroic, cape-wearing Kitchen Kitty on the companion web site. With help from characters in the book, Kitchen Kitty leads the online Food Detective’s Club, helping kids of all ages learn cool stuff about the stuff they choose to eat. Visit for details.

Welborn-Nichols aims to make a media publishing company that  creates imaginative books and brand environments where advertisers can market their healthy products and where kids can make the world a healthier place, starting with their very own taste buds.

About the author
Jan Welborn-Nichols really was born in Peculiar, Missouri. Now that she lives in Bloomington Illinois she is near to Normal, the town next door. Jan was a chubby kid who survived a trying adolescence of bad skin, ugly glasses, and plus size clothes. She has been an opera singer, a cubicle drudge, a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido, an entrepreneur, and is the owner of Market Arts Creative.  

On-sale March 15, 2012 for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, SonyReader. Also available at and ISBN: 977-0-615-43413-1 * Price: $3.95 *

# # # is a content development company. We publish the book series,"The Continuing Adventures of Henrietta Sharp," and we create branded online environments for companies who want to advertise their healthy products to kids and their parents.
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