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5 Fun and Engaging YouTube Videos to Help Kids Learn About Healthy Eating

Updated: Jun 5

Hey Parents! 🚨 Struggling to get your little ones to eat healthfully? Boost your kids' motivation and make healthy eating fun by teaching them about MyPlate and the five food groups. With the help of these free, engaging YouTube videos, it is easy to get them motivated and on track with healthy eating! 🍎🍇🌽🥕🍞

As a parent, it can be challenging to get your kids to eat a well-balanced diet. But did you know that teaching children about MyPlate and the five food groups can make healthy eating easier and more fun? In this blog post, I share five MyPlate YouTube videos for kids that are both educational and engaging. I tested out these videos on my hard-to-please kids, and they gave them the thumbs up! So check them out and let me know if your kids enjoy them, too!

What is MyPlate?

MyPlate is a visual representation of the five food groups that kids can easily understand and remember. The five food groups are fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. Healthy Fats and Fun Foods are also part of a well-balanced diet. I talk more about the food groups in this blog post. Learning about MyPlate and the five food groups is a great way to get your kids excited about healthy eating. By teaching kids about MyPlate and the five food groups, they can start to make their own informed choices when it comes to their diet, and learn how to create balanced meals that keep them healthy and energized. This can help them develop lifelong healthy eating habits.

Here are 5 fun and engaging YouTube videos to help kids learn about healthy eating with MyPlate:

5 Fun and Engaging YouTube Videos to Help Kids Learn About Healthy Eating

1. My Plate with Miss Lisa

This YouTube video is a great introduction to MyPlate for kids. Miss Lisa explains each food group in a fun and easy-to-understand way, using colorful visuals and real-life examples. Kids will learn about the importance of each food group and how to make healthy food choices. Have fun learning about health with Miss Lisa!

2. Healthy Eating Made Easier with Food Groups

This YouTube video has an engaging approach to teaching kids about MyPlate. It features animated characters that explain each food group and show examples of healthy foods that belong in each group. The video also includes interactive questions that help keep kids’ attentions and reinforce content. I love that it provides kids with strategies to easily remember how much to eat from each food group. Check it out now!

3. Food Group Fun Dance

Let's get moving and dance to the food groups! This YouTube video takes a creative approach to teaching kids about MyPlate. It includes a fun and catchy song that kids can dance along to while learning about each food group. This is a real attention grabber and got my kids up and grooving!

4. Jack Hartmann - Healthy Foods Song for Kids

In this YouTube video, popular children's musician Jack Hartmann performs an upbeat, catchy song that teaches kids about the different food groups on MyPlate and the importance of a balanced diet. Your kids will be singing along to this tune in no time, helping them remember the key concepts of healthy eating.

5. Food Groups Song with Hi-5

This YouTube video is a fun and upbeat song that teaches kids about the five food groups. It includes visuals that show examples of healthy foods from each food group and encourages kids to eat a variety of foods. The song is easy to sing along to and can help kids remember the importance of each food group.

With videos like those I've shared here, parents and educators can help their children understand the importance of healthy nutrition, and have fun while doing it! Making learning about healthy eating entertaining can be a great way to help healthy habits form - and stick! By providing kids with fun and interactive materials such as YouTube videos, children can improve their relationship with food by fostering love and understanding of nutrition and feeling more confident in their food choices.


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Hi! I’m Beth Conlon, PhD, MS, RDN

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you're here. I have a passion for helping people develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies, which is why I created my blog. Here you’ll find tips and tricks to help you learn about feeding littles from picky eaters to eating disorders, and more. I also share delicious family-friendly recipes that are created by a team of dietitians and culinary professionals!

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a PhD in Biomedical Science, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Mom of 4 little ones, I combine my professional and personal experiences to help you and your family improve mealtime enjoyment and achieve your nutrition goals. I'm so excited to share my passion with you. If you would like additional support, schedule a free discovery call so we can discuss ways to work together.

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