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As parents, we want to ensure that our kids eat nutritious meals, but we also need to teach them about nutrition so that they grow up to make the right choices. This healthy food group worksheets will help kids understand that if foods can’t fall into one of the food groups, they’re likely junk.
I know kids can’t turn down that yummy chocolate bar but it’s still important to let them know what they should be eating and why.
We’ve gone over all of the major food groups and why they belong to each of those groups.
>> See the other science worksheets I have as well.
If you need more information on what kids should be eating, take a look at the Canada Food Guide.
It’s important to stress the importance of fruit and vegetables. If you don’t make a conscious effort to have healthy food in your home, they won’t have the option of choosing them.
This goes for me too, if I buy a bag of cookies, I know the temptation will be there so it’s just better to not buy them.
The healthy foods for kids printable includes:
2 pages of different types of foods to cut out
3 pages to sort the foods in groups
1 page of a food diary to help your kids keep track of their meals
1 page of a plate to show portion sizes
Your child can categorize the different foods into different food groups, you can also discuss the alternatives for the dairy and meat categories, like yogurt and legumes.
Also, analyze what they ate that day, did they miss any of the food groups? What can they eat to make up for it?
Recommended Healthy Food Group Books for Kids
Get your kids excited about eating healthy food by cooking with them. When they’re involved in the meal prep, they’re apt to eat what they made.
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk FoodKids’ Fun and Healthy CookbookKid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the KitchenRaising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook: A Stage-by-Stage Guide to Setting Your Child on the Path to Adventurous Eating
Print out this printable to help your child see how well they are eating and things they need to work on. Set them on the right path to healthy eating.
Find the Letter N is for Nutrition from 3 Boys and a Dog
Make a Fun Food Dinosaur from Pears from Brain Power Boy
Healthy Alternatives to Kids Junk Food for the Outdoors from FrogMom
How to Reduce Sugar Intake in Kids from Kara Carrero
Growing Vegetable Soup Inspired Nutrition Activity from Pre-K Pages
Grocery Shopping Activity from Sunny Day Family
Healthy Meal Planning with Kids from Schooling a Monkey
Nutrition App from iGameMom
Healthy Nutrition Books for Kids from The Jenny Evolution
Kids Nutrition Activities with Free Printables from Natural Beach Living
Mud Kitchen with Stone Veggies from Parenting Chaos
Kid’s Books about Gardening from Our Daily Craft
Nutritional and Fun Snacks for Kids: Paw Patrol Themed Badge from Crafty Mama in ME
Vegetable Beginning Sound Clip Cards from Simple Fun for Kids
Bubble Wrap Painted Fruit & Veggie Puppets from Play Dough & Popsicles