Instagram is connecting me with some amazing resources! I bought copy of the spring edition of Bite Size Magazine for $6.95 last week and was so impressed I thought I would do up this little review on how it can help primary schooler’s learn about new foods. Food exposures don’t have to always be physical! Ideas I have covered here on the blog include #creativeplaywithfood (a month long celebration of food exposures away from mealtimes with Shannon from Oh Creative Day), edible paint with vegetable paint brushes and this little list of more ideas for non-mealtime exposure to food.
It generally takes children time and repeated neutral exposure to learn to eat new food – Ellyn Satter, Children’s Feeding Specialist – Division Of Responsibility and Eating Competency Models
Ellyn Satter’s work has helped me embrace opportunities to help kids “sneak-up” on new foods and be creative in doing this. However, the digital age is a new world for trying to work out how we can leverage the screen’s power to actually enhance nutrition experiences. In fact, Dr Kristy Goodwin and I recently presented a comprehensive video event about how screens can sabotage mealtimes. However, we emphasised that setting and protecting the right boundaries can assist nutrition and enhance your child’s learning. (Get access to our video event here – it’s ready for your parenting / educator tool box when you are).
Therefore, to find Bite Size Magazine was the icing on my cake last week. It is a digital resource I’d recommend to parents and children all about the wonderful world of food based on cool facts with oodles of “kid-appeal”. This eMagazine is perfect for co-viewing with your preschooler and also for your independent readers (ages approx. 6+). The spontaneous conversations that we got out of reading the magazine together were priceless. Did you know that by co-viewing content children are more likely to learn more?!
Ellie’s Top Four Fun Facts Covered the Magazine:
- Why beans give you wind
- What they eat in a typical day in Japan
- Why Asparagus makes your wee smell
- The low-down on whisking (which we harnessed in this week’s episode of Ellie’s cooking show – our asparagus souffle omelette).
We are also looking forward to finishing the food related activity sheets that are printable from the eMagazine’s embedded link and possibly entering the competitions for some awesome giveaways 🙂
What is Bite Size Magazine? Bite Size Magazine is a quarterly food e-magazine for kids. It is most suitable for kids aged 8 years and over, to be read with the assistance of an adult. Every issue of Bite Size Magazine will feature articles that educate kids about many important food related topics, including; seasonal produce, age appropriate recipes, kitchen skills, current topical food issues, the paddock to plate process, what and how kids in other countries eat, healthy lunchboxes and many interactive activities (which can be printed from the magazine). We also have fantastic giveaways and discount codes from @georgethefarmerau, @getkidscooking, @whole_kids, and of course Edible Education. Purchase your copy of the e-magazine for $6.95 from www.edibleeducation.com.au/bitesizemag/.
More details from Emma Martin, Registered Nutritionist from Edible Education about the magazine…
“Bite Size Magazine is a quarterly e-magazine for kids, based on the prevailing season, to create a greater awareness and understanding about healthy eating and where food comes from. Our aim is to educate and empower kids to lead a healthy life and make informed food choices. The magazine is most suitable for kids aged 8 years and over to read the content, with the assistance of an adult, and apply those learnings in daily life. It is a unique products and is created by qualified nutritionist Emma Martin. Every issue of Bite Size Magazine will feature articles that educate kids about many important food related topics, including; seasonal produce, age appropriate recipes, kitchen skills, current topical food issues, the paddock to plate process, what and how kids in other countries eat, healthy lunchboxes and include many interactive activities (which can be printed from the magazine) and giveaways.”
You can purchase your copy here.
Disclaimer/Disclosure/Gratitude: Feature image credit to Edible Education. I bought a copy of this magazine myself. I have no financial affiliation with this eMagazine.
What digital resources do you like to co-view with your kids? Any that focus on food exposures?