Our Philosophy

Funfoodle is based on the concept that when you combine inedible elements (song, story, play, dance) with edible ones (taste tests and food activities) you maximize fun as well as the nutrition knowledge acquired. Each edible lesson includes a Touch, Smell, Lick and Taste Test where children explore a food within their own comfort level.
Touch Smell Lick Taste
Touch: We explore food with our fingers learning textures like bumpy, mushy and hard.

Smell: We explore food with our nose identifying scents that affect our desire to eat.

Lick: We explore food with our tongue gently exposing a food’s flavor.

Taste: We explore food with our mouth classifying tastes as salty, sweet, sour, bitter or umami.

Additionally, we believe strongly in nutrition education and food philosophy.

Our Nutrition Education Philosophy

  • Children are best educated about nutrition when experiencing playful and low pressure hands-on food activities and taste tests.
  • Exposing a child to a wide variety of food will expand taste preferences, which ultimately improves nutrition.
  • A child’s views on food are shaped early and fun-filled food exploration can help reshape and expand them.
  • A parent’s attitude about food and approach during mealtime either encourages or discourages a child’s desire to taste new food.
  • Children develop an interest in healthy food when parents involve them in grocery shopping and food preparation.
  • Parents who model healthy eating have children with healthy eating habits.

Our Food Philosophy

  • Eating seasonally enables food to be enjoyed at the peak of its natural harvest time when it’s ripe and fresh.
  • All foods have nutritional value but foods in their whole and unprocessed form are superior to processed counterparts.
  • Assigning labels to food like “good”, “bad” or “unhealthy” detracts from its taste, smell, texture and enjoyment.
  • All foods can fit into a healthy diet but fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean protein and dairy fit best.
  • Some food choices can be made based solely on the pleasure the food provides not its nutrient profile.
  • Buy organic food when possible because it is better for the environment and our food system, not because it is always nutritionally superior.

Winter Classes Start January 29th!

Campbell Recreation Center
Tuesdays 9:15-10am
January 29-March 19
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