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Pokémon Character Bentō Recipe Book Published

posted on 2011-02-24 14:27 EST by Xueying Yue
Shogakukan publishes recipes aimed at encouraging healthy eating habits

Shogakukan is publishing a bentō (boxed meal) recipe book inspired by characters from the popular Pokémon videogame and anime franchise this week. The aim of the book is to encourage healthy eating habits among young kids.

Titled Shokuiku Recipe de Tsukuru! Pokémon O-Bentō Book, the book follows the nutrition guidelines provided by the Food Guide Pyramid from Japan's Ministries of Health and Agriculture. Yukio Hattori, best known as an expert food commentator and president of the Hattori Nutrition College, served as the supervisor for the book, which provides bentō ideas for ordinary school days, holidays, festivals, and special events such as hiking and sports. It also has chapters on eating healthy.

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the book is 1,890 yen (about US$23.10).

Source: MyCom Journal


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