Teaching children about foods by reading or learning about them is another effective way to help children eat more healthily.
- Read books that have images of fruit and vegetables in them, or that have a food-related theme and talk about this.
- 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.
- 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.