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Food is essential for life! It provides the nutrients needed to have good energy levels and it helps people grow up and stay healthy. Also, it's one of the things that all human beings have in common! 

Children start learning about food from the day they're born. As they grow up, they get to know the different types of food, their textures and how they taste. More importantly, the little ones also learn about which food choices are healthier and what ingredients they like the best. Since one of the activities that kids enjoy the most is helping in the kitchen, cooking becomes the perfect opportunity to help them know more about food and cuisine in a fun way. Through these cooking activities, children also learn to make healthy eating choices to lead healthier lives. 

Additionally, learning about food names in English helps the little ones broaden their vocabulary as they familiarise with the processes to cook food and the different cooking equipment needed to transform raw ingredients into tasty meals. Also, learning food vocabulary is a great way to improve children's general knowledge, since through dishes and meals they discover other cultures and the types of food they prefer. 

Here you'll find helpful food vocabulary in English and also fun games and activities to help you teach your little ones this important lesson. 



Food vocabulary


salad - food

salad

sandwich - food

sandwich

Bread - Food

bread

Steak - Food

steak

tuna steak - food

tuna steak

fish - food

fish

shrimp - food

shrimp

Rice - Food

rice

Spaguettis - Food

spaghetti

pizza - food

pizza

hamburger - food

hamburger

Eggs - Food

eggs

cheese - food

cheese

sausages - food

sausages

Apple juice - Food

apple juice

Grape juice - Food

grape juice

Milk - Food

milk

candy - food

candy

Cookie - Food

cookie

Pie - Food

pie

Cake - Food

cake

cupcake - food

cupcake



Tastes and textures in English


Not all food tastes the same, there are different types of flavours and textures. Take a look at some of the basic ones! 

salty

spicy

sweet

sour

acid

bitter

bland

crunchy

raw



Food words


There are different words for the times we eat and the types of food we have. Let's learn some of them! 

breakfast 

Is the first meal of the day, the one we eat in the morning. 

lunch

This is a meal that people eat at lunchtime, around noon. 

dinner

Depending on where you live, it could be the main meal of the day, or the last meal of the day. 

snacks

These are small portions of food eaten throughout the day. 

take-out food

This is food that people buy from a food place, and it's usually eaten at home or somewhere else. 

drinks / beverages

Juice, milk, and water are drinks! All the liquids that we can drink.  

meal

Is the food we eat at an specific time of the day, like breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

bite

A piece of food that we cut with our teeth. 

chew

Chewing is crushing the food with the teeth to be able to eat it better. 



Food Printable Flashcards


Food vocabulary cards Food vocabulary cards 2 Food vocabulary cards 3



Let's keep learning about food vocabulary with the names of fruits in English

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