Teaching children about foods by reading or learning about them is another effective way to help children eat more healthily.


  1. Read books that have images of fruit and vegetables in them, or that have a food-related theme and talk about this.

  2. There are now many computer games and apps that teach children about healthy eating and introduce them to the idea of nutrients. This can be a fun way to learn.

  3. Introduce a learning challenge with your child. See who can find out the most about a particular food. For preschoolers, this could involve learning about foods that are the same colour (for example - clementines, carrots, butternut squash and sweet potatoes are all orange in colour). For older children, this could be learning about different types of a food or food group (e.g., citrus fruit) and what makes them healthy to eat. You could choose a new food each week.