Food Basics and Food Pyramid 7 - 8 yrs

Food is a topic that many children will read and study about for many years. The start of this journey is about the classification of foods into various types through a variety of activities. This creates a strong foundation.

  • Step 1

    Teach your child about food groups

    Here is an interactive way for the child to sort different foods into their food groups/ types. Instead of the model food you could use actual food or flash cards with the names written on them

  • Step 2

    The Edible Pyramid

    Animal characters learn about "good eating everyday" in a restaurant called The Edible Pyramid, where the waiter offers the foods grouped in sections of the Food Guide Pyramid and customers learn how many servings they need each day.

  • Step 3

    Good enough to eat

    Good Enough to Eat is one of a kind: the only guide to kids' nutrition written especially for kids. A practical, hands-on tool for families who want to eat a healthy diet, this book explains nutrition from carrots to cookies. In this book, you will learn: all about the nutrient groups—carbohydrates, protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals each nutrient's function which foods contain which nutrients how much of each nutrient a kid needs each day how the body digests food all about calories Good Enough to Eat includes kid-friendly recipes such as Alphabread and Full o' Beans Soup, and even shows kids how to test their food for fat. Perfect for parents, educators, librarians, and doctors trying to explain healthy eating to kids!

  • Step 4

    Let's eat a rainbow

    This activity using real food prompts children to look at fruits and vegetables very differently.

  • Step 5

    Know your vitamins

    This poster can be used to explain the different vitamins in our food

  • Step 6

    Bagel boy

    "It is a delightful tale that speaks about healthy eating habits ... The illustrations are wonderful and they give life and movement to all the characters and the scenes." Why are these kids chasing this poor boy around with butter, jam and cream cheese? Because Dana has suddenly turned into his favorite food in the whole wide world: A bagel. A giant, crusty-on-the-outside, soft-and-chewy-on-the-inside, bagel. How will Dana ever get back to being a little boy again?

  • Step 7

    The vegetable song