Since Selena has really been into playing with her pretend food, I thought it would be fun to discuss food groups. I took index cards and labeled them with the different groups, fruits & vegetables, grains, meats, dairy, and sweets. Selena’s job was to sort through her basket of pretend food and place the foods next to the right index card.
It was fun to see that Selena understood the concept of eating out each of the food groups, well the healthy food groups, and that the sweet food group is what we get as an award when we do so (or anyway that is the way it works in our home.) She also discovered that many of the sweet treats that we buy for her actually are good foods.