Though designed primarily for parents, this should also be useful for us, English teachers. This worksheet was kindly provided by MyPyramid.gov, US Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. You are the most important influence on your child. You can do many things to help your children develop healthy eating habits for life. Offering a variety of foods helps children get the nutrients they need from every food group. They will also be more likely to try new foods and to like more foods. When children develop a taste for many types of foods, it’s easier to plan family meals. Cook together, eat together, talk together, and make mealtime a family time!