January 3

Sing a Song

Did You Eat Your Food? (Folk song)

Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
What did you eat? (Milk and Eggs)
What did you eat? (Milk and Eggs)
Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
What did you eat? (Tangerines)
What did you eat? (Tangerines)
Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
Did You Eat Your Food? (Yes, Ma-am)
What did you eat? (Applesauce)
What did you eat? (Applesauce)

(Add your choice of foods as you sing!)

Yes, I ate my food!

Watch

Learn about Food Groups with Sid the Science Kid.

Try This

Meal plan for each week and let your child help you pick out fruits and vegetables for each day. When they ask for something that is full of sugar, ask them what they can have instead that is healthier…offer suggestions like ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins) or ice cream made with frozen bananas (peel and freeze bananas, and blend with milk or yogurt until the consistency of ice cream). Consider having a “no sugar day.”

Read a Book

Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Good Enough to Eat: a Kid's Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
  • Our Food: a Healthy Serving of Science and Poems by Grace Lin and Ranida T. McKneally; illustrated by Grace Zong
  • See What We Eat!: a First Book of Healthy Eating by Scot Ritchie

Explore More

See the January Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!