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Cooking Matters Kids Handouts

Children eating spagetti

Help kids have fun and learn about healthy food at the same time.

Cooking Matters presents a series of short colorful handouts chock-full of fun activities and recipes for preschool- and elementary-school aged kids. Each issue has a different theme, focused on healthy eating and cooking. These are great activities for parents, teachers, caregivers or anyone to use with the children in their lives. Interested parties can download the handouts as a PDF.

 

Veggie Face Off is a fun way for families to discuss and vote on favorite veggies.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Snack Board Builder shows that snacking can be fun, and fit the needs of everyone in the family.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Finish the Stir Fry let's kids and adults see how versatile this dish can be!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Does it Feel Like encourages kids to explore the texture of their foods.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tasting Chart - Hang this chart on your fridge to keep track of what your family has tried throughout the month!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Food Rater - Use the Food Rater activity when kids are trying new foods!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Taco Time helps get kids involved by letting them build-their-own meals. 

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taste Testers helps your kids find new words to describe what they are eating besides “it’s yucky.”

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Tasting Bingo offers a fun way to make children more familiar with fruits and vegetables, which makes them more likely to try them!

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tasting the Rainbow is a handout for kids to track which color of fruits and vegetables they've eaten in a day.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Make Meal Time Fun Time offers conversation topics to engage kids with during mealtime. 

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Make Meal Time Fun Time #2 encourages families to sit down and have fun conversation together at mealtime.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lucky Number 3 helps kids plan new foods they will try in the upcoming week.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Dinner Ingredient Hunt helps kids practice "serving" themselves and associate veggies with their names, shapes and colors.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don't Yuck My Yum teached kids that trying new things takes practice, just like learning to read!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sugar Shocker 
helps kids learn to identify how much sugar is in the foods and drinks they are consuming, and encourages healthier options. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Make Your Plate a Rainbow
 helps kids discover just how tasty colorful fruits and vegetables can be. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Breakfast Boost 
teaches kids to identify the food groups in their morning breakfast. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy Whole-idays is holiday-themed and encourages kids to put their detective skills to work to find wholesome whole grains. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 More Educational Tools

 

Cooking Matters Kids Handouts

Children eating spagetti

Help kids have fun and learn about healthy food at the same time.

Cooking Matters presents a series of short colorful handouts chock-full of fun activities and recipes for preschool- and elementary-school aged kids. Each issue has a different theme, focused on healthy eating and cooking. These are great activities for parents, teachers, caregivers or anyone to use with the children in their lives. Interested parties can download the handouts as a PDF.

 

Veggie Face Off is a fun way for families to discuss and vote on favorite veggies.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Snack Board Builder shows that snacking can be fun, and fit the needs of everyone in the family.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Finish the Stir Fry let's kids and adults see how versatile this dish can be!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


What Does it Feel Like encourages kids to explore the texture of their foods.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Tasting Chart - Hang this chart on your fridge to keep track of what your family has tried throughout the month!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Food Rater - Use the Food Rater activity when kids are trying new foods!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Taco Time helps get kids involved by letting them build-their-own meals. 

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taste Testers helps your kids find new words to describe what they are eating besides “it’s yucky.”

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Tasting Bingo offers a fun way to make children more familiar with fruits and vegetables, which makes them more likely to try them!

 Download in English.

 Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tasting the Rainbow is a handout for kids to track which color of fruits and vegetables they've eaten in a day.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Make Meal Time Fun Time offers conversation topics to engage kids with during mealtime. 

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Make Meal Time Fun Time #2 encourages families to sit down and have fun conversation together at mealtime.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Lucky Number 3 helps kids plan new foods they will try in the upcoming week.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Dinner Ingredient Hunt helps kids practice "serving" themselves and associate veggies with their names, shapes and colors.

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Don't Yuck My Yum teached kids that trying new things takes practice, just like learning to read!

Download in English.

Download in Spanish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sugar Shocker 
helps kids learn to identify how much sugar is in the foods and drinks they are consuming, and encourages healthier options. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Make Your Plate a Rainbow
 helps kids discover just how tasty colorful fruits and vegetables can be. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Breakfast Boost 
teaches kids to identify the food groups in their morning breakfast. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Happy Whole-idays is holiday-themed and encourages kids to put their detective skills to work to find wholesome whole grains. 

Download in English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 More Educational Tools

 

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