Food Insights From the Mouths of Babes

April 28 was Take Our Daughters And Sons to Work® Day and several Look East employee owners invited their young family members to learn more about careers at Look East. Aside from the very early intern recruiting process, Look East took the opportunity to learn more about food attitudes, sending our favorite registered dietitian Sarah Downs to interview our young guests.

Parker, age 8, 2nd grade

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What does your parent do at Look East?  I don’t know, he works. Work, work.

Why is food important to you? It’s good and it’s important because it can make you healthy.

What’s your favorite food? Nachos-the works (chicken, cheese, guacamole, lettuce)

What is your go-to snack when at home? Bob the builder- Fruit-all kinds

How many marshmallows do you think you can fit in your mouth at once? 4

What is your least favorite food? Deer, Brussel sprouts,

What does “making healthy food choices” mean to you? You pick out your vegetables, nutrients.

If you could choose one food item for a food fight… what would it be?  Brussel sprouts because they are stinky and gross.

What games do you like to play outside? Football, baseball, catch

Why is it important to play to stay healthy? Makes your muscles strong.

What do you do at school to play and stay healthy? Run around.

Which came first the chicken or the egg? The chicken

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Nachos

What do farmers do and why are they important? Clean up a lot of poop.

Cash, age 8, 2nd grade

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What does your parent do at Look East? Works all day.

Why is food important to you? Because it’s super good, it keeps you alive.

What’s your favorite food? Pepperoni Pizza

What is your go-to snack when at home? Strawberry yogurt

How many marshmallows do you think you can fit in your mouth at once? 4

What is your least favorite food? Beans

What does “making healthy food choices” mean to you? Good, because if you eat junk food your teeth will rot.

If you could choose one food item for a food fight… what would it be? A banana because it’s like a boomerang .

What games do you like to play outside? Tag and hide and seek

Why is it important to play to stay healthy? Because it gets your body healthy

What do you do at school to play and stay healthy? Run around the track .

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Chicken

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Pepperoni Pizza

What do farmers do? They plant crops.

What does a farmer look like? He wears overalls.

Logan, age 7, 1st grade

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What does your aunt do at Look East? Shrugs

What’s your favorite food? Mac & Cheese

What is your go-to snack when at home? Sweet and Salty Mix

What is your least favorite food? Asparagus

If you could choose one food item for a food fight… what would it be? Jell-o

What does eating healthy mean to you? Not eating candy too much

How do you make good choices when it comes to eating? What would be a good food choice? What’s on the food plate or pyramid

What games do you like to play outside? Ride my bike

 Why is it important to play to stay healthy? Exercise

 What do you do at school to play and stay healthy? Play with my friends

What is agriculture? Growing food and animals

What do farmers do and why are they important? They grow food and take care of animals

Dempsey, age 4, Pre-school

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What does your parent do at Look East? Work and topics.

Why is food important to you? Because you grow, I eat food because I’m hungry.

What’s your favorite food? Applesauce

What is your go-to snack when at home? Fruit snacks

How many marshmallows do you think you can fit in your mouth at once? 4

 What is your least favorite food? Vegetables and tuna noodle casserole

What does “making healthy food choices” mean to you? That you stay alive.

 If you could choose one food item for a food fight… what would it be? Bananas and jelly beans

What games do you like to play outside? Hide and seek and tag

Why is it important to play to stay healthy? Cause you get all of your energy out.

What do you do at school to play and stay healthy? A hill and a tire

Which came first the chicken or the egg? Chicken

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Corn dog

What do farmers do? He feeds the goats and the cows and pick up hay bales.

What does a farmer look like? He wears overalls, a hat and farmers shoes.

What does agriculture means? It means food.

Why are farmers important? Because I love my papa and his work is important.

Out of the mouths of babes often come gems. The Look East team learned some universal truths and more about common perceptions from our young visitors, and look forward to utilizing these insights in the future. But now, we’re hungry for fruit snacks.