Grow healthy, confident, adventurous eaters

Children’s books and STEAM activities that invite kids to experience new foods and explore their taste buds through play-based learning.

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Let’s Pack! My Lunchbox Roadmap

Take all the stress and guesswork out of packing school lunches with the Let’s Pack! My Lunch Box Roadmap, a fun and helpful guide for parents that helps you teach your kids how to pack their own lunch boxes.

Our super easy and completely customizable lunch box building approach outlines a step-by-step plan for helping your kids learn to pack their own lunch boxes  and build a well-balanced meal they’ll actually eat!

Get ready to embark on fun-filled food adventures!

Whether that’s putting on our Food Explorer hats and using our five senses to investigate broccoli or getting our hands dirty with jack-o’-lantern bird feeders, we’re here to make food fun!

We know amazing things can happen when we invite kids to experience food in playful and unexpected ways.  Our kid-friendly food education, children’s books, and interactive STEAM activities are designed to get kids excited about food and open their minds to endless food possibilities.

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Books and activities that help kids grow from the inside out

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Teaches food origins, biology, and nutrients

Shapes healthy relationships with food

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Nurtures individual preferences

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Fosters curiosity and independence

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Broadens the mind and makes food fun

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Books

my vegetable adventures veggie exploration journal for kids

Activities

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Tools

dani of kid food explorers

We’re passionate about feeding little minds and tummies

Hey there!  I’m Dani, the mama and pediatric dietitian behind Kid Food Explorers.

Kid Food Explorers was born from my curious palate and  passion for food and nutrition education. As a dietitian, I know how important it is to help kids form positive eating habits as they grow.  But as a mom of three, I also know that getting kids interested in trying new foods can be a huge challenge for many families, mine included.  

I believe healthy kids are more than the foods they consume; raising healthy kids is about helping them develop a healthy relationship with food.

Our goal at Kid Food Explorers is to create memorable food experiences for kids that shape the foundation for a lifetime of happy and healthy eating. We believe that food should be fun! And it’s our mission to educate kids (and their grown-ups!) about food in a playful, hands-on, pressure-free way.

Enjoyed by kids, loved by parents

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Tonight my 6 year old helped me cut bell peppers for dinner. I asked her if she was ready to taste one and she said no. I told her that was okay, because there’d be more opportunities to be a food explorer. And as soon as I said that she said, “Wait, I think I will try one.” And she ended up tasting all three colors… That’s a win in my book tonight! Thank you for the “food explorer” idea! It was that word that gave her the push she needed to step out of her comfort zone.

Nicole

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I wanted to share with you what a great win I had with my 5 year old and it’s all thanks to you! I asked if she wanted to be a food explorer with yellow bell peppers and she got so excited. I pulled out the vegetable journal and used all your tips to describe it using the 5 senses. She loved it so much she wanted to try a red bell pepper too! 

Dyanne

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I have a very picky eater and your ideas and information have helped me kept going with exposures even if he doesn’t eat them. Plus I’ve learnt so much that I didn’t know about various foods!

Jodi

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I’ve learned a lot about feeding little ones through @kid.food.explorers & it’s helped me let go of a lot of stress and pressure for meal time. 🙌🙌 

Ashlie

Learn about more than just food

Our books and activities teach kids so many essential skills, including:

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Reading comprehension and vocabulary

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Colors, shapes, and textures

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Gross and fine motor skills

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Body chemistry and nutrients

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Plant science and biology

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Letters and numbers

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Sensory exploration

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Basic math

Kid-friendly recipes, activities, food exploration, and more!