The Cool Food School, the goal of which is to empower children to get excited about food and develop healthy habits, has launched a new interactive online course for pre-schoolers.
"Food Fun For Pre-Schoolers"
"Food Fun For Pre-Schoolers" has been developed by Cool Food School founder and BTEC-qualified health coach Deirdre Doyle, and is divided into a series of six virtual video workshops that help break down Neophobia - the fear of new food often associated with touching and tasting vegetables.
Throughout the modules, children will touch, smell and taste food in an environment away from the dining room table.
The workshops are aimed at children who are aged approximately three to five years old, but are also suitable for younger and older children, and the course consists of six 25 to 30 minute-long virtual video workshops titled "Terrific Tomatoes", "Lovely Lettuce", "Marvellous Mushrooms", "Cool As A Cucumber", "Crazy Carrots", and "Eat The Rainbow" that can be accessed via an online learning portal.
Doyle stated, "I've taught these workshops to thousands of children in schools and at events around the country, and children are always so engaged and excited by them! I'm delighted to now be able to offer them online so all parents and children can benefit. My goal is to break down children’s fear of veggies - exposing them to vegetables in a fun way makes them less scary and the child more accepting of them. Repeating the videos over and over means that children will get that repeated exposure to foods that might challenge them in a relaxed, fun environment with a bit of silliness thrown in!"
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