While my kids typically eat pretty well, we decided to make a nutritional printable set to help them understand what foods we ate regularly, all the time, or just sometimes. In fact, in our efforts to “Cut the Junk” completely and do whole30 as a family, this helped our 3 year old understand what foods were great for her to consume.
This nutrition printable was made for my three-year-old; however, my mother who is a retired health educator and taught in the classroom for 30+ years mentioned that this particular printable would be something she would have commonly used even with 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th graders to help explain and teach nutrition and healthy eating.
Make sure that you read more about how to teach your kids about nutrition, and most specifically how to cut their sugar consumption by reading my entire post at http://karacarrero.com/reduce-sugar-intake-in-kids/
SKILLS YOUR CHILD WILL USE IN ADDITION TO LEARNING ABOUT FOOD
Fine motor skills – coloring and cutting
Deductive thinking – placing each food in a correct place
Understanding diversity – because some foods may be placed differently based on families, this opens up great conversations.
Life Skills – grocery shopping, cooking, and serving sizes
Mathematical concepts – understanding frequency, patterning, and amount