Activity 4: You Are What You Eat

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Preschoolers have already established preferences for food based on texture, flavor and smell. Their preferences may not necessarily be healthy choices. You can be a model for eating a variety of healthy foods. Eating a variety of healthy foods will help children be more alert and do better in school.

Health & Safety: Activity 4

whatyoueatBenefits for Your Child:

Preschoolers have already established preferences for food based on texture, flavor, and smell. Their preferences may not necessarily be healthy choices. You can be a model for eating a variety of healthy foods. Eating a variety of healthy foods will help children be more alert and do better in school.

Kindergarten Connection tooltip

Children who eat in the school cafeteria will have to choose foods from limited menus. When children enter school having experienced eating an assortment of healthy foods, they may be more likely to make better choices about what they eat.

Activity: Tasting Party

In advance, prepare bite-sized pieces of the foods for you and your child. Tell your child that you are going to have an adventure and try new things at a Tasting Party. Tell him/her of a time when you tried something new and enjoyed it. Ask your child to choose the one he/she would like to taste first. After tasting it, encourage your child to describe how it tasted, smelled, and if he/she liked it. Then tell your child about the food: “This is coconut. It comes from a tall tree.” Continue with the remainder of the samples.

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