Children are certainly the world’s pickiest eaters. Getting them to try new foods, eat healthy, or simply be adventurous is quite the challenge, and oftentimes they need a guiding force to encourage them. As much as we’d like to believe that parents are the ultimate source of guidance, little ones don’t always listen to the grown-ups. And when something different or unusual appears on their plate, they aren’t always on board to try the unfamiliar.
Beloved and classic childhood characters can aid in gently pushing our children toward good food choices. For decades Sesame Street has been the ultimate children's learning tool and aid to parents around the world. Teaching everything from healthy eating to word pronunciation, this iconic show has grown with children to help them understand the world around them. In their own unique and entertaining ways, the fuzzy Muppets give kids the subtle hints they need — especially when it comes to food.
Cookie Monster lets kids know that cookies are OK in moderation. Elmo always makes sure to tell us that even the most unusual foods are worth a try. And even Grover joins in on the fun as a zany waiter who is less than stellar at his job. These hilarious and helpful moments are just some of the ways Sesame Street has brought food fun into our lives. There are plenty more memorable moments, so meet us on The Street for more food moments that captured our hearts.