A plant-based diet essentially means committing to eating only foods from plants like fruits, vegetables, nut, legumes, seeds, beans etc. We all know that eating our veggies is good for us. However, how would we get the right nutrients if we can't eat any meat, fish, eggs or even dairy products?

This creative printable worksheet set encourages your students and children to think about how we can get similar types of nutrients from plant-based food as we would from regular food.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils

In this activity, your student/child will learn about what different food nutrients which are essential to humans and how they may come from different plant-based food options.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about different ways and options to gain similar nutrients from plants which we normally gain from eating animal based food.
  • Learn about the importance of good eating habits and what makes a healthy meal. Develop an openness to new and healthier meal options.
  • Develop their research and information collecting skills.

Let's get to it!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about plant-based food. Here's a fun video of young kids trying out plant-based food:

Here's a good resource about how to ensure proper nutritional balance for kids if they want to eat more plant-based food:

Is a vegan diet healthy for kids? | BBC Good Food
Is it safe to bring your child up as vegan? Our dietitian, Emer Delaney, explains what you need to know...
  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable creative design challenge consists of 2 printable worksheets for your students or children to write down (1) the importance of certain food nutrients, (2) what plant-based food can be substitute sources and (3) plant-based meal ideas.

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