• What’s My Job?: Little Max Learns a Big Idea

    Max Diaz turned five years old, and his curious mind has questions. He ambles through his Saturday with mother and sisters noticing happy people performing tasks of serving frozen yogurt; displaying Italian bakery goods; running restaurants; and styling hair.! What lesson does Max learn?

    About the Author:
    Dr. Sue Augustine is the author of, The Hungry Brain’s Nutrition Cognition Connection, Attention Deficient Disorder; What we know and what we can do, Tools for the Cooperative Classroom. The first time illustrator has written for teachers parents and now children. Over the years she has taught children and adults of all ages and enjoys: writing, painting, gardening, cooking healthful recipes, playing tennis, and traveling. She lives with her husband Bill and their two cats.

  • The Hungry Brain’s Nutrition Cognition Connection

    The brain gets fed first! That is the important idea for the book, The Hungry Brain’s Nutrition
    Cognition Connection that relates to: mood, mind, memory and behavior. After several
    years of teaching children with attention deficit disorder (ADD and ADHD), learning
    disabilities, and severe behavior problems Dr. Augustine decided to look to the brain and to
    The theme throughout the book is biochemical individuality and feeding the very hungry
    brain. Many students and adults suffer from malnutrition of the brain and other specific
    biochemical disorders such as pyrrole disorder and metal metabolism disorder.
    Making “smart” choices for the hungry brain is front and center of this cutting edge book.
    As the educational community faces the challenges of childhood obesity and food allergies,
    people are eager to learn how to guide their students and their own children in the care of
    the body and especially feeding their brains. Dr. Augustine provides a simplification of the
    food groups: animal foods; plant food and junk foods. She tells why breakfast is still the
    most important meal of the day and even more so if a child has problems with learning or
    behavior. Highlighted as well is the importance of daily movement, producing nerve growth
    factor (NGF). Exercise is a family affair! Additionally, there are brain joggers for parents and
    teachers as practical strategies for teaching nutrition as part and parcel of a lifelong learning
    strategy and healthful daily habits.
    Teachers will appreciate the mini lessons for easy integration into their curricula.

    About the Author
    “Dr. Susan Augustine has been in the field of education her entire adult life, teaching across
    the spectrum of pre-kindergarten through graduate students. Establishing her career as a
    special education teacher she soon realized how nutrition and biochemistry are involved
    in processes of mood, mind, memory and behavior. Working with children and adults
    with depression, learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and other health
    impairments she turned her attention to the brain and specifically what we feed our brains.
    Dr. Augustine conveys a nutrition and health perspective into all of her work in life and has
    done so in the United States and in Singapore.
    The author of: Attention Deficit Disorders; What We Know, What it Means, and What We
    Can Do, The Hungry Brain’s Nutrition/Cognition Connection; Tools for the Cooperative
    Classroom, and Thinking About Nutrition the New Nutrition Education. Dr. Augustine’s
    classes have assisted people in moving toward a more healthful way of thinking and living.
    Bringing the viewpoint of mental and physical health, Susan is also a nutrition counselor,
    public speaker, trainer of teachers, and has appeared as the nutrition expert on television
    programs in Chicago: Health Town and cable televisions, Food for Life.”