Camila Alves McConaughey wants the kids of the world to get their parents to eat healthier food.
The designer and model will take on fast-food-loving, vegetable-avoiding adults in a new children’s book, People magazine reports.
Alves McConaughey’s Just Try One Bite will be published next spring by Dial Books. The Penguin Random House imprint describes the book as a “whimsical role reversal in which picky eater parents are confronted by their three kids, with hilarious results.”
The book, co-written by Adam Mansbach (Go the Fuck to Sleep) and illustrated by Mike Boldt (Good Night, Alligator), tells the story of three children who try to convince their parents to choose kale and broccoli over chicken-fried steak and ice cream.
Alves McConaughey’s not-so-secret goal with the book is to encourage children to develop healthy eating habits.
“If parents take the time to talk to their children about healthy eating, then they will grow up to be adults with healthier habits,” she said. “And having conversations about balance allows for an open dialogue between parents and children.”
Alves McConaughey has long been an advocate for healthy eating. She co-owns Yummy Spoonfuls, a company that manufactures organic foods aimed at children. (Her husband, actor Matthew McConaughey, also appreciates healthy food, but perhaps not as much as a good cheeseburger.)
Just Try One Bite will be published on March 22, 2022.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.