Making Food for Me is a project designed for youth ages 5-8. The purpose of this project is to help youth learn about food and nutrition. A coloring and activity book serves as the youth manual with each activity page corresponding to activities in the Making Food for Me Helper’s Guide.
This project teaches youth about the importance of food safety, how to properly set the table, appropriate dining behaviors, how to use common kitchen utensils, measure ingredients, and each of the food groups, including beverages and combination foods. The center of the manual is a MyPlate placemat for youth to reference when setting the table and learning to eat a balanced meal.