Pre K Standards:
Social Emotional: H1.PK.3, H3.PK.1
Physical Development: 1.PK.3
Objective: Introduce healthy relationships with food.


  1. Pass out food with food faces handout.
  2. Have children describe the colors they see, texture, flavor, etc.
  3. After the child has tried the food, have them show if they “like” the food or “might like it next time” by holding that side of the Food Face sign.
Lindsay, A. 2020, Food Faces, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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Eat Smart Be Active - Tips to Help Your Picky Eater
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