Many families have foods they like to eat over and over again. The next time you go to the grocery store with your child, have him pick out a fruit or vegetable that he has never tried before.
If possible, read the name of the food and where it's grown. Let your child feel and smell the food. Then ask him what he thinks it might taste like.
- Before or after dinner, taste the food together. Include other members of the family in the taste test, too!
- Have your child describe the taste to you. Then you describe the taste to him.
- On another day, you and your child can try to find out as much as you can about the food. You might call a local farmer, look on the Internet, or visit the local library to find out how the food is grown and how it is prepared in different places around the world.
If your child likes the taste of the food, look for a recipe that includes that food. If possible, make the recipe with your child and serve it to your family.