Important Nutritional Activities For Kids Healthy Kids
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It is very essential for all kids to develop healthy food habits. This not only keeps them fit and enhances their growth and development, but also keeps a number of diseases at bay. There are various nutrition activities that can introduce kids to healthy nutritional foods and balanced eating habits. These are simple, yet creative. But most importantly, the fun elements and the joy of learning in these nutrition activities keep the kids interested and in the process develop their knowledge about healthy foods.
Let us see some of the important nutrition activities for kids that can be used:
Learning through Alphabets: The first of the nutrition activities is learning through alphabets. For example: We can introduce the letter “A” to the kids and give example of “Apple”. We can follow this by making the kids color the apple in their drawing books, showing a real apple to them, create paper cuttings of the apples, coloring them and gifting the kids.
Building Food Pyramid: On a large flip chart a triangle can be drawn and divided as per the standard food pyramid with all the five essential food groups. We can label each section with the name of the food group with recommended daily servings. Now the kids can be instructed to cut out pictures of food from magazines. The kids can then be asked to paste the food items according to their respective groups on the chart. They can also use food sticker for this purpose.
Necklaces out of Cereals:The next in the list of nutrition activities can be the use of cereals to create necklaces. The kids can be asked to place looped cereals through a yarn and make a necklace. This activity also enhances the motor skills of the kids.
Creating Stamps: For this nutrition activity, some interesting shapes out of firm vegetables like potatoes, carrots, eggplants etc. can be cut out. Now the kids can be provided with newspapers or white flip charts and some paints of different colors in containers. They need to dip the cut out vegetables into the container and stamp it on the charts provided to them.
Learning to Cook:This nutrition activity is surely going to bring a smile on the kids’ faces. To begin this, first a small amount of milk can be mixed with food colors. Then the kids can be provided a clean small brush and asked to paint a piece of bread with the mixture. But it has to be monitored that the breads don’t get too much wet. Then the bread can be toasted in the oven and the kid can be served with a topping of butter.
So we see that some simple, yet creative nutrition activities can be very much educative, interesting and fun for the kids. If you want to introduce your kids to healthy nutritional foods and balanced eating habits, then just follow these important nutrition activities for kids. You will be pleased to see the positive results!
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