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Food Discoveries

Activities

1.  The next time you go to the grocery store, have your child choose a fruit, vegetable or other food they’ve never tried before/don’t know. Then, once back home, play a ‘Tasting Game!’ You can make a tasting sheet to take notes. Have them write down the name of the food(s), then taste it.  They could even taste it without looking at it.  Have them describe it using all their senses.  Did they like it?  Was it squishy?  Slimy? Sweet?  Bitter?  Did it taste different cooked vs raw?

2.  Have fun describing food using only your eyes. Can you describe the color, shape and texture? Is it red like a raspberry or green like a pepper? Is it round or triangular? Is it grainy, smooth or soft? Does it look appetizing? This activity will help kids recognize their food preferences and name them.

3.  Time to eat!  You need:

  • 2 Bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 Cup peanut butter, divided (you could also use almond or sunflower butter)
  • 2 Tortillas

Spread your nut butter on the tortillas, place a banana in the middle and roll it up.  You can eat it like that or cut it into pieces like sushi!

Throughout human history, people have determined what to eat and, what not to eat, through a process called trial and error.  That led to learned behavior, knowledge passed down by our ancestors – as well as natural-born instincts. But, what about the earliest humans- how did they figure out what was safe to eat? Or not…

And who is working with food today to figure out not only what’s safe – but also, delicious? 

Listen to the short Who Smarted? episode for kids about Food Discoveries for free here!

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