Food and water are the basic requirements for any human being to survive. The food items are classified into basic food groups. These food groups provide the nutrients essential for the sustenance of life and growth. Also known as ‘everyday foods’, each of the food groups provides a range of nutrients, which has a role in helping, maintaining, and increasing body function. It is known to each of us that to maximize growth and health, we must consume a balanced diet. A balanced diet is required since it includes a variety of foods from each of the five food groups.
Since it contains all of the food items from each group it is rich in nutrients and provides us with the energy needed to carry on with our busy lives.
This week we bring to you these hand-drawn food group flashcards for you to teach your students or kids about the different food groups and their benefits. There are five different food groups.
- Cereals, bread and other grains
- Vegetables and legume
- Milk, cheese and others
- Lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and nuts
The flashcards contain images of several food items that can be classified into one of these food groups. Ask your kid to identify the food items and sort them into their respective groups.
Food Groups Flashcards for Kids
The first image is that of cheese. Then there is the image of broccoli which is one of the most fibrous vegetables. Chickens are an excellent source of protein hence these are the most sought after food items by those who want to gain muscles. Then there are the flashcards of bread, salmon and watermelons, each of which belongs to a different food groups. Rice is an excellent source of carbohydrates and green vegetables like lettuce are very beneficial for health.
Food Groups Flashcards for Kids -1
The second sheet consists of images of eight more common nutrient-rich food items. The first of the eight is beef. Followed by pineapple, spinach and egg. Then there are apples, pea, kiwis and milk.
Food Groups Flashcards for Kids -2
Download the flashcards and educate your kids on the need to have a balanced diet. Through these flashcards, they’d be able to sort the food items in the different food groups and learn the benefits of consuming these as they take part in the activity. Be sure to tell them about different food items that are a rich source of the different micros and macros.
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