Nutrition Sorting Activity Worksheet

Differentiating between healthy and unhealthy food is an important life skill to learn for a child. It’s not just an academic requirement but also a much-needed practice one needs to inculcate in their daily life. But it can be a rather boring and even a saddening exercise. But if it is shown in connection to the surroundings and made into a game, it can be simplified and made digestible for a child’s brain.

Nutrition Sorting Activity Worksheet

Food items to Sort based on their Nutritional Value 1

Columns to Sort out given Food Items 1

Each worksheet has fifteen pictures of different foodstuffs meant to be categorised into Healthy, Neutral or Unhealthy columns. The children need to cut out each picture with a safety scissor along the dotted lines and place them on the other sheet, under any column that they deem appropriate.

Food items to Sort based on their Nutritional Value 2

Columns to Sort out given Food Items 2

For some elements on this worksheet, it is quite obvious under which column they belong. And there are some head-scratching ones as well. If your child appears confused, as a guardian and teacher it might seem only natural to help them out. But it is suggestible to wait until they are clueless and not help them when their minds are still hard at work trying to connect the dots.

Food items to Sort based on their Nutritional Value 3

Columns to Sort out given Food Items 3

Food items to Sort based on their Nutritional Value 4

Columns to Sort out given Food Items 4

These worksheets try to mix some fun and play into learning an important life skill. To fully achieve the goal of this exercise you should teach your little one about the harmful effects of junk food and the virtues of healthy food while they try to sort out the elements.

Food items to Sort based on their Nutritional Value 5

Columns to Sort out given Food Items 5

Sorting activities like these, especially the ones which contain everyday objects, are a good way to improve your child’s problem-solving skills and attention to detail. Such tasks help with simultaneous processing and successive reasoning. It develops their mind by training them to do constructive thinking, understanding the task at hand before jumping into giving an answer. This task also makes the children learn which food that they see advertised around them are actually worth consuming and which ones are bad for their health.

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