Heart & Stroke NB
Healthy eating games and activities
Through play-based food activities, children have the opportunity to explore and learn about foods in an engaging way, separate from mealtimes. Food related games and activities are also a great way to expose children to new and non-preferred foods in a gentle and encouraging way, especially for fussy eaters or children who are anxious about trying new foods.
The ideas can be used to engage children in healthy eating experiences, teach them to recognise different foods and encourage them to experiment with new foods, tastes, flavours and textures.