In a post titled, “5 Ways to Turn Summer Meals Into Lifelong Lessons,” US News contributer Leslie Schilling suggests learning about local foods:
There’s no better place to learn about local foods than a farmers market. You’ll find seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs and meats from nearby farms. It’s a wonderful place to talk to farmers and learn about fresh, local flavors.
Wendy Jo Peterson, culinary nutritionist and coauthor of “Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies” and “Born to Eat: Whole, Healthy Foods from Baby’s First Bite,” says one of her favorite resources for families is the U.S. Department of Agriculture website LocalHarvest. This website directs consumers to farms and farmers markets in their area. Visiting a local market can provide a great opportunity to let kids taste, touch and smell new foods without the pressure to eat what’s on their plate. Being adventurous with food, begins with exploring and trying new things.
Check out the other ideas here: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2018-06-21/5-ways-to-turn-summer-meals-into-lifelong-lessons