Fun Games that Teach Kids about Health, Nutrition, and Food Allergies

Fun Games that Teach Kids about Health, Nutrition, and Food Allergies

It’s vital to teach kids about health and common kid food allergies so that they can grow up to be as healthy as possible. These free Health, Nutrition, and Allergy Games make it fun for kids of all ages to learn about crucial food topics!

  • By Brittany Yamamoto-Taylor
  • January 19, 2021

If you have kids or are around them a lot, you know that food is a pretty big deal. From hangry meltdowns to sugar highs, the right combo of food + kids can be the difference between a manageable day and wanting to run for the hills. That’s why we put together a pack of Health, Nutrition, and Allergy Games to help you and your children learn together about how different foods affect their bodies.

Included in the free activity pack are games and worksheets that are catered to different age ranges. Our health and nutrition games start at age 6+, go up to 12+, and cover these crucial topics:

  • Brain-healthy foods
  • Heart-healthy foods
  • Allergies and sensitivities
  • Macronutrients

Now, if you think that it’s strange that we included food allergy games in the pack, here’s why — Did you know that about 1 in 13 kids in the U.S. has a food allergy? That is at least 2 students per public school classroom.(1) Since allergic reactions can be harmful to a child’s health and wellbeing or even become life-threatening, it is extremely important that both parents and kids understand more about food allergies.

Even if your family doesn’t have any allergies right now, some of their friends probably do and a person can start reacting to a food at any time in their life. That’s why we put together some activities and games to make it easy (and even fun!) for your kids to learn about some of the most common kid food allergies and several types of sensitivities / intolerances. The more knowledge they have on this topic, the more they will be able to help themselves or others, and the more compassionate they can be to themselves and those around them.

In a world where jokes about gluten-free food tasting bad is commonly seen on TV, it is time we all think about how those attitudes impact people with a gluten allergy or celiac disease. And while school yards can be a prime place for teasing and bullying, fostering understanding for why a student may need to wear a medical ID necklace or why they can’t eat pizza is so important. If your kid already has some identified allergies, it’s about time they got to do a fun activity in relation to their food restrictions while learning they aren’t alone!

So, download our free Health, Nutrition, and Allergy Games pack here and set your kids on a path to understanding more about the importance of food and how we interact with it:

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Nutrition & Health Activity Worksheets

Use this free activity pack to teach kids about health, nutrition, and the most common kid food allergies.

If you know parents or teachers that could use some nutrition games to help to teach kids about health, send this blog post along to them! And if you want more educational activities like these, check out our Healthy Foods, Cooking Skills, and Kitchen Mathematics worksheets!


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