Teach Kids About Healthy Eating with a Food Group Sorting Activity

This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins, but all opinions are my own. Contains affiliate links for your convenience.

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.

FREE sorting activity for preschool and kindergarten to learn about the five main food groups. Teach kids about healthy eating and balanced meals. Includes both color and black and white versions and 20 images of food to sort in the correct group.

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.


    Viviana is a blogging mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a kindergartner, sharing ideas and resources for early education. She specializes in unique, hands-on printable activities that are educational, fun and inspire creativity in young minds.



    2. Hello! I am trying to print out your food groups printable. I subscribed but didn't see it on your list of freebies. Would you be able to send it to my email?

      Thank you.

    3. Your post is great and meaningful. Thank you for sharing this article. I would like to receive better and better articles.

    4. For some strange reason I am not able to download any of your free activities.

    5. Thank you for all the freebies... easy to download, and very useful, thanks for help everyone especially a mom

    6. I absolutely love the food activity. Thank you, i cant wait to give it to my children.

    7. Your article is very meaningful and has very high practical value. Nowadays, obesity (in both adults and children) is everywhere. And that is the worry of many families! thank you!

    8. thank you for sharing