food cop

“Food Cop” Fun at the Table


 

“FOOD COP”: A GAME TO MAKE HEALTHY EATING FUN FOR KIDS

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Kids are like the rest of us: we all like to think we’re in charge. If not all the time, at least once in a while.

One day a week, have your kids take turns acting as “food cop” at the dinner table. Let the chosen one have fun with it. Find a cap with a badge at a costume shop and let him wear it at the table. Pin a star to her shirt. Give him a whistle. (Or not. Personally, I’d rather not have a whistle interrupt my dining experience!)

Remind your kids that good policemen are polite and respectful, that they are examples for the community, and that their job is to serve and protect.

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