We have blogged about kids and food on AT:Nursery, specifically about teaching children about food label literacy and the sameness of restaurant children's menus, so we were very excited last weekend to find a Melissa & Doug product that helps teach children about making good food choices. Using the Food Groups set, kids can explore how to put together a well-balanced meal and reinforce their food group knowledge through play.
The set comes packaged in 4 individual crates, broken down by food group, and all of the foods are easily recognizable.
The Food Groups Set is $19.95, made of wood (so it will last forever) and is appropriate for ages 3+. And most importantly, it is fun!