Children Food

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on May 20, 2020 and last updated on June 17, 2023

The topic of children’s food offers English learners a relevant and engaging conversation topic that can help them improve their language skills. Discussing children’s food allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to nutrition, food groups and healthy eating habits. It also encourages them to express their opinions, compare different types of food and discuss cultural variations in children’s diets.

Additionally, exploring this topic promotes critical thinking as learners analyze the impact of food choices on children’s health and well-being. Overall, discussing children’s food enhances learners’ language proficiency while fostering awareness of healthy lifestyles.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Children Food

Eating the right food is important for kids to grow healthy and strong. It means eating lots of fruits, veggies, whole grains and proteins. Sugary snacks and processed foods should be limited. By picking good foods, kids have energy for playtime, stay strong and have a better chance of being healthy as they grow up.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • food (noun)
  • children (noun)
  • popular (adjective)
  • favourite (adjective)
  • eat (verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What food did you like when you were a child?
  • Did you like eating vegetables when you were a child?
  • Did you like eating fruit when you were a child?
  • What was your favourite fruit when you were a child?
  • What do you eat now that you didn’t eat when you were a child?
  • What are some healthy foods that children should eat every day?
  • What are some healthy foods that kids like to eat?
  • Is it okay for kids to have sweets sometimes?
  • Should sugary drinks be allowed in schools?
  • Should schools teach kids about nutrition and healthy eating?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.