Janet Michelson has a master’s of science degree in occupational therapy. Writing and publishing books is her latest career, but she has also worked as a floral designer, dishwasher, cook, receptionist, and a trainer for developmentally disabled adults. She has worked in various capacities in healthcare for over 20 years. As an occupational therapist she worked in rehab, specializing in the treatments of vertigo, brain injury, and chronic pain. Observations of the long term effects of diet on the health of older adults led her to research the foods we eat. The damage was already done for her elderly patients, but Janet resolved to help educate young children in order to preserve health throughout the lifespan.
She is publishing a series of children’s picture books based on Chew Chew the Food Chain Train, the main character. The train is made entirely from fruits and vegetables, and she teaches children how the food they eat can help or harm their health.
Janet lives in the Midwest with her loving husband, Grampa Joe.Together they have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Janet has always loved reading and now enjoys writing and publishing her own books. Registered as an English major in college when she was a high school senior, she decided to follow other interests, and now feels she has happily come full circle in her return to books as an indie author and freelance editor.
Take a ride on Chew Chew the Food Chain Train. Made entirely of fruits and vegetables, she loves to teach children to love good food while improving their health. Come along and see her special restaurant where the buffet comes to the tables. All aboard!
“I think this book is very timely. With childhood obesity so common, we need to redirect kids eating habits. Especially since the school lunch program is trying to starve our students.” – Zelda
“The illustrations are eye catching in this picture book about healthy eating for children. In a time when fit children are becoming rare, this picture book entertains the young reader. Perfect for any preschool classroom.” – T. Dewhirst
“A great book to get children in the habit of reading and eating right…
Fun to read with vivid art work.
Great theme and nobody is better than Grampa Joe!” – Catfish19