Encouraging Children To Read Food Labels
Teach kids from the start to read and compare food labels. Grocery shopping is a great opportunity to involve the kids in some food label fun.
Make it a grocery store game. You have to be a pretty good explorer to find the foods that are higher or lower in nutrients. It is all about comparing foods and choosing the healthier option.
If children grow up reading and comparing food labels, it will help them develop a habit of looking at foods and finding the healthier options.
Here are some ideas to help make using food labels fun:
Find the canned fruits with the lowest amount of sugar
Find the frozen vegetable highest in vitamin A
Choose a cereal higher in fiber
Pick the frozen pizza with the lowest fat
Select a juice that is lower in sugar
Have the kids play the Ride the Food Label Game!
Written by Maggie LaBarbera
Written on Aug 03, 2010
Last updated on Aug 24, 2013