What are your favorite songs for teaching or encouraging healthy eating?
As one way to celebrate National Nutrition Month (in March), I'd like to learn, sing and enjoy songs about healthy eating with my second grader and her friends. What are your favorites? If you have links to the online videos or MP3s of the songs, please share those too! Thanks!
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The best way to encourage kids to eat well is to have fun with food. Funny songs can help. One of my sons was a very picky eater growing up, and we had to find ways to bring humor to the situation. A few great songs come to mind:
Over the weekend, I came across a 1979 album, The Corner Grocery Store by Raffi with Ken Whiteley. The title song, "The Corner Grocery Store" is particularly relevant to encouraging healthy eating among young children.
"...There were plums, plums, twiddling their thumbs..."
"...There were beans, beans, trying on some jeans..."
Complete lyrics hyperlinked below, along with audio of the song on You Tube.