Unit 1 – Food socialisation in kindergartens: Role of teachers, peers and ambience
In this unit I will learn how to:
- better understand child´s sense of taste
- cooperate with children and motivate them for a new taste
- use the role of peers and ambience to increase their capacity of trying new dishes
Introduction into the topic:
You may be surprised, but taste is genetically determined. Some children are more prone to certain tastes (especially sweet) than others. Accepting new tastes and new foods is a learning process which takes time. On this journey are especially important roles of: parents, teachers and peers. Children eat in their own manner, very different from adults, because we shouldn´t forget: eating is for them learning.