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Favorite Foods List

Time

  • 20 to 30 minutes

Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil

Directions

  1. Divide the paper into 2 columns, labeled Foods I Like and Foods I Do Not Like.
  2. Work together to think of all the foods that fall into those 2 categories and create separate lists to share.

Extensions

  • Talk about nutrition and how each of your choices could be altered.
  • Make up a list of foods on the Do Not Like list that could be tried and perhaps moved to the other list. You may want to consider a reward, such as being able to pick a helping of a food they do like for each one moved over.
  • Take your child shopping to purchase, prepare, and eat 2 foods on the Like list and 1 on the Do Not Like list.
  • Brainstorm different ways to prepare foods on the Do Not Like list to make them acceptable and experiment with them.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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