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It's not easy getting kids to eat balanced meals sometimes. As hard as I try to provide healthy options for my kids, there seems to always be one or two food groups lacking in their diet. One way that I teach them about nutrition and encourage them to eat healthy is by using this free food group sorting activity to learn about the 5 main food groups: fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy.
It seems that after my two daughters played this food groups sorting game, they got a better understanding of what a balanced meal consists of. They also learned a lot about different foods and how to categorize them.
I asked my daughters which food group is their favorite and they both said "fruit". This is a great answer, but I had to explain that they need vegetables too, and in larger quantities than fruit. The printable was good for showing a visual diagram of how much they need from each category.
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Don't forget to also download your free Food Groups sorting activity at the bottom of the post. It comes in 2 versions - color and black & white, and includes the 5 main food groups and 20 images of foods for kids to sort in the correct group.
You can laminate this activity to turn it into a reusable game, or it can be a cut/paste/color activity.