Eat the Rainbow
Do you know that there are many health benefits to eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors? We call this “Eating the Rainbow.” Try our Eat the Rainbow activities:
> Learn about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables of each color of the rainbow and then create a rainbow poster.
> Make a Rainbow Food Diary. At the end of every day for one week, write or draw all of the fruits and vegetables that you ate. Check out this template for you to make your own Food Diary. At the end of the week, tally up how many different colors of the rainbow you enjoyed.
5 Senses Taste Test
What do apple slices or carrot sticks (or any fruit or vegetable you have on hand) taste, smell, look, feel, and sound like? (Yes, sometimes fruits and vegetables make sounds… CRUNCH!)
Become a Food Critic
The job of a Food Critic is to eat (we are serious!) and then write about the food for newspapers, magazines, websites, and social media. Food Critics are great writers because they use all 5 senses to describe the food they eat! You can work on developing this skill by practicing with fruits and vegetables in your kitchen.
Family Food Traditions - Younger Elementary
Rice is cooked and eaten by people all around the world. Across the globe, people have their own traditions around eating rice. How does your family eat rice?
Family Food Traditions - Older Elementary
Rice is cooked and eaten by people all around the world. Find out from a family member if your family has a special rice recipe or food tradition
What are Whole Grains?
On food packages in your house, you may see the words “100% Whole Grain.” Have you ever wondered what this means? Our guide will help you learn all about Whole Grains, what they are, and how they help our bodies stay strong and healthy.
Whole Grain Detective
Food packaging makes the food inside seem more nutritious than it actually is. You can investigate the ingredients in packaged foods you find at home to see which have the most nutritious ingredients. Be a detective in your own kitchen to see if food companies are telling you the whole truth about whole grains.
Cooking at Home - Kid Safe Knives
In FoodPrints, we use child-safe, hard plastic, serrated chef knives. When you are cooking at home, you may not have the same type of knives we use in FoodPrints. Don’t sweat it, we have recommendations for you.