Kids Games That Encourage Healthy Eating

Our free educational games download for kids will keep them entertained, foster their learning, and even encourage them to be healthier eaters!

  • By Brittany Yamamoto-Taylor
  • October 27, 2020

We know that helping kids develop healthy eating habits when they are young can build a great foundation for the rest of their lives. But, getting kids excited about eating healthy can be a big challenge for parents. That’s why we thought we could help get you a foot in the door with an educational games download.

Researcher Derek Hersch has found that it’s extremely important to expose kids to healthy foods on a number of occasions, saying, “This makes them feel comfortable with the new foods, which helps them build healthy habits.”(1) So, why not start the introduction of new healthy foods with educational games for kids at home? Not only do our fun worksheets provide structured entertainment (which is especially needed during quarantine!), but they also provide a super easy first-exposure opportunity for children to explore healthy foods.

However, using games to pique your kids interest in healthy foods is just one of the things our educational games and activities can do. This download includes activities like matching and paint-by-numbers for younger kids and missing letter and categorization games for older ones in order to foster fun and help them:

  • Become familiar with new ingredients
  • Practice spelling
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Learn botany concepts

Also, since the CDC’s 2018 State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables shows that the majority of kids in the U.S. don’t meet the recommended servings each day, we made sure our worksheets feature dozens of great fruits and veggies.(2) On a couple of our higher-level activities, we also include some great legumes and whole grains, too.

Whether you’re mainly looking for help navigating this world of do-everything-from-home during quarantine or simply want a new way to connect with your children, these fun and educational games for kids at home will provide the entertainment and learning you’re looking for. 

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Produce Activity Worksheets

Teach your kids all about food with these fun coloring and learning worksheets.

If you and your kids have a blast with these activities, send this article to some parents you know and also check out our hands-on Cooking Skills Checklist for 3 age groups. And don’t forget to follow and subscribe to us to get our next set of educational games for kids at home!

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