Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit
Our eating habits are established at a very early age and the more foods we are exposed to during this formative time the more diverse our diet is later in life. And so, the experiences a child has in an early childhood centre may be extremely influential in laying down foundations for a lifelong healthy relationship with food. With this in mind the Australian Avocado industry has funded the development of an early childhood food learning resource for educators to use with children aged 3 to 5 years entitled 'Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit'.
Eating more vegetables and fruit is recognised as an easy and effective way to improve our health and yet it's known that a quarter of children between the ages of two and four eat very few vegetables or fruit! 'Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit' has been created for early childhood educators to assist with guiding and encouraging children's food preferences in fun and positive ways. The resource includes lots of experiences with vegetables and fruit which help educators and children to understand that everyone's food preferences change and that it is easy to learn to like new foods.
Through sensory food exploration, investigation and preparation, the 'Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit' resource also supports children's language development, food literacy, science discoveries and social skills.
'Eating My Colourful Vegies and Fruit' is a multi-faceted educational program that includes practical support for participating early childhood centres. There is a comprehensive educator's booklet supported by colourful and engaging resources including posters, colour swatches, food finder, songs and child-friendly recipes.
Please note that this program is intended for childcare and long day care centres with children aged 3 to 5 years. If you have any further queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.