A sweet success for bedtime stories – read Max’s Not So Sweet Dream now

by Emily Whyman | 30 September, 2021 11:18 am



A children’s book to support health education

The Healthier Place, Healthier Future[2] project has been looking at different ways to engage younger people in eating healthy and looking after teeth. We put out an open call to Salford University graphic design students on a children’s book to illustrate a children’s book. We worked with (now graduated) illustrator Millie Whitehouse[3] to design a book on healthy eating and teeth brushing for children aged five to nine years. Max’s Not So Sweet Dream takes you on an imaginary tale of a young boy who dreams of a sugar-filled fantasy, which quickly begins to turn sour. After consultation with experts (aka, parents) on the storyline and illustrations used throughout the book, we are proud to launch Max’s Not So Sweet Dream. We have also developed two colouring pages to keep little ones busy.


[4] Max’s Not So Sweet Dream Book Launch in Blackburn with Darwen, 2021.


The book was launched with a special goodie bag at the Kind to Teeth[5] ‘Parent’s Champions’ training yesterday. If you want to grab your hands on this book to read to little ones at bedtime, you can download it free from the Food Active website. There are two colouring pages 🖍️ available too to be printed and enjoyed. We are now going to distribute the book across schools in Pennine Lancashire – follow @HealthierPlace[6] for updates! Download the book and colouring pages below 👇





  1. [Image]: https://foodactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/tote-bag.png
  2. Healthier Place, Healthier Future: https://foodactive.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns-and-interventions/healthier-place-healthier-future/
  3. Millie Whitehouse: https://www.instagram.com/milliewhitehouse/
  4. [Image]: https://foodactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/book-launch-group.png
  5. Kind to Teeth: https://foodactive.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns-and-interventions/kind-to-teeth/
  6. @HealthierPlace: https://twitter.com/HealthierPlace
  7. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MAX’S NOT SO SWEET DREAM PACKAGE OF RESOURCES!  🖱️: https://foodactive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MNSSD-Resources.zip

Source URL: https://foodactive.org.uk/a-sweet-success-for-bedtime-stories-read-maxs-not-so-sweet-dream-now/