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Entertaining & engaging collection of story-telling books to educate children on how the human body works and what foods best fuel it.

FUNDED!

Yippeeee! And we still have 6 days left which means that any additional money raised is going right back into the Human Body Detectives series to help get more kids healthy... How fabulous!

So please keep sharing with all your friends on Facebook and twitter!

THANK YOU so much!

We are so close - 83% funded!

$465 needed to convert Human Body Detectives books into ebooks & apps!

Please share with your friends and let's make it happen over the weekend!

Extremely grateful and well, very excited.

Thank you to you all... we have hit a new milestone and are now 75% funded! 11 days to go so please keep on sharing and let's all watch the HBD vision happen!

Yipeeee... I have added a NEW REWARD!

This is the perfect chance to talk to a naturopathic physician and get a few goodies for your favorite kid! (Look to the right... $100 reward).

Thank You Thank You!

We are now 50% funded.... lets keep the momentum flowing and get HBD in ALL kids hands!

Who are the Human Body Detectives?

The Human Body Detectives (HBD) stories feature Merrin and Pearl, sisters who find they have an ability to magically enter different systems in the body in order to solve health mysteries. Through the girls’ action-packed adventures as Human Body Detectives, readers learn how the various body systems work and which foods best fuel each system. The series is geared for 6 to 10 year olds but many adults say they have learned a lot! Below is the book trailer for the first in the series, The Lucky Escape....

Curious about the other stories? Journey to the HBD site to watch the book trailers for Battle with the Bugs and A Heart Pumping Adventure.

The ultimate goal for HBD: to inspire children to be proactive and confident in striving for optimal health and to take ownership of their own physical beings.

HBD’s current status:

I, with the support of some amazing people, have written, illustrated and published the first three stories of the HBD series in physical picture storybook format, and e-books apps for the first two, as well as the HBD Go to School elementary curriculum. When not creating and writing, I have been networking on twitter and Facebook, asking parents, teachers, schools, and librarians what they want their kids to know about the human body and nutrition. I also spend time answering curious kid questions like, Why does the stomach growl?”

 What I would like from you:

• Funds to help pay our amazingly talented and creative graphic artist to convert the HBD books into e-books ( nook, ipad, kindle) and e-book app ( iphone and ipad) files

• Funds to help pay our equally fabulous e-book app developer to adapt A Heart Pumping Adventure into an e-book app for the iphone and ipad

• A little extra funding for some kick-butt PR

A few benefits the new HBD e-books and e-book apps will provide:

• Easier for primary school educators to launch or augment their nutrition courses

• Easier for parents to encourage healthy lifestyle choices

• Easier for hospitals, school, and health professionals to incorporate into nutrition-focused programming

• Most importantly, for kids to gobble up the engaging characters and understandable themes

What people have been saying:

Scott-grade 5 student:  

“Well I found it easier to understand it. The textbook just tells you and in the (HBD) book it tells you what happens there and what everything does…. in a textbook it’s just boring.”    

Ayala Laufer-Cahana M.D.  (Pediatrician, artist, mom, and founder of Herbal Water, Inc.):

“Learning about our bodies not only ignites an interest in science, but is also a powerful tool for teaching kids how to stay healthy and prevent disease. Human Body Detectives instills the basic principles of a healthy lifestyle along the way—eat well, be active, get enough sleep and be socially engaged—in a most pleasurable way. Enjoy the journey!”

Alan Greene, MD, FAAP (founder, DrGreene.com and WhiteOut; author, Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green):

“This imaginary journey propels us through the process of digestion—from food to poop, with some farts in between—helping us discover for ourselves the beauty of eating a rainbow of great food. Even more than that, I'm excited about the fresh ideas and conclusions these stories will spark in reader after reader. So grab your imagination (the best toy) and have fun!”

I LOVE what I have created and look forward to expanding the series with further adventures in other body systems, and giving the books solid visual media visibility (think apps, games and movies!).

                       Kids love the stories. Parents love the message.

Thank you for all your support. I am truly grateful.

Be well,

Dr. Heather

On twitter? Use #HBD and follow us @drheathernd and @hbdetectives

On facebook? Please like and join in our conversations!

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