Healthy Plate

I truly believe you can set a path for your children to create healthy eating habits as soon as they can take down the mush. Being a healthy role model is of course the most important, but I also like to educate my children about nutrition. By making a healthy plate craft, my kids really got involved in decisions about their food choices. Here's a fun way to teach your kiddos how to eat healthy, balanced meals!

  1. Ages: 5 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I drew a diagram on a paper plate. Half the plate was for fruits and veggies and the other half was split for proteins and grains.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    We talked about what these food groups were and shared examples of some of our favorites that fit into each group.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    The kids filled in their plates by drawing the examples we talked about. This became a fun game for them. I would name a food and they would decide which group it fit in.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    We keep our "healthy plates" in the kitchen and the kids like to build their meals just like the diagram. They are making healthy choices and learning how to balance a meal to fit their growing bodies. And this makes my heart smile.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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