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.
Tasting Chart - Hang this chart on your fridge to keep track of what your family has tried throughout the month!
Food Rater - Use the Food Rater activity when kids are trying new foods!
Taco Time helps get kids involved by letting them build-their-own meals.
Taste Testers helps your kids find new words to describe what they are eating besides “it’s yucky.”
Tasting Bingo offers a fun way to make children more familiar with fruits and vegetables, which makes them more likely to try them!
Tasting the Rainbow is a handout for kids to track which color of fruits and vegetables they've eaten in a day.
Dinner Time offers conversation topics to engage kids with during mealtime.
Lucky Number 3 helps kids plan new foods they will try in the upcoming week.
Family Dinner Ingredient Hunt helps kids practice "serving" themselves and associate veggies with their names, shapes and colors.
Don't Yuck My Yum teached kids that trying new things takes practice, just like learning to read!
Sugar Shocker helps kids learn to identify how much sugar is in the foods and drinks they are consuming, and encourages healthier options.
Make Your Plate a Rainbow helps kids discover just how tasty colorful fruits and vegetables can be.
Breakfast Boost teaches kids to identify the food groups in their morning breakfast.
Happy Whole-idays is holiday-themed and encourages kids to put their detective skills to work to find wholesome whole grains.