Attention Foodies! 5 Kid-Friendly Field Trips
Healthy eating can be beneficial and fun!
Now, I know you’re probably thinking, “There is no way I can get my children to eat healthy and make it fun”. Well, I guess I’ll just have to prove it.
Many people are expanding their minds on healthy eating and wellness. It seems like the whole world started this vegan, vegetarian, and no processed food journey together. As of 2017, this has become a trend, but this isn’t such a persuasive method for children. Children choose their favorite foods based on three primary senses: sight, smell, and taste. They don’t necessarily choose a healthy snack, because television is telling them to. We can make our jobs as parents, teachers, and grandparents easier by properly educating our children on how to eat healthy and why they should eat well. It isn’t enough to just educate, but we must inform them in a fun and adventurous way! Taking them out of the house and to a familiar place can open their minds to all kinds of healthy practices. You might even gain some knowledge yourself. Below are a few places that would be a great start. Check it out.
Healthy Field Trip Destinations:
• Local Lake/Pond
• Grocery Store
• Community/ Neighborhood Garden
• Local Park
Each location has a unique way of introducing healthy eating and can be a platform for experimenting as well. For example, by visiting a local farm or community garden, children can begin to explore how food is created and where it comes from. You know your child best! The location you choose is essential in how effective the trip will be. The final process is putting everything you taught during your visit to practice and it won’t be easy. Not at all, but it will be worth it!