Nutrition Day 4: Table Manners

Table Manner

Today we reviewed our table manners.  J has been slacking in this department and we thought it was a good idea to start teaching T also.


Discuss: Table Manners

  • Wait for food to be passes to you. Do not reach across the table.

  • Say “please” and “thank you” when you need and want something.

  • Use the serving spoon to put food onto your plate. Do not use your own silverware.

  • Do not put elbows on the table.

  • Take small bites and chew with your moth closed.

  • Do not talk with food in your mouth.

  • Wipe your mouth with you napkin.

  • Tell the cook “thank you” when your done.

  • Asked to be excused from the table when your done and clear you place.

  • Don’t lean back in your chair.

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What are the table manners that you always remember?
  2. What is the table manner that you need to work on most?

Set the Table

Discuss: The napkin goes to the left of the plate with the fork on it. The knife goes to the right of the plate with the spoon next to it. The cup goes at the tip of the knife.



  1. Print out a place setting printable for the child.Nutrition Study (43)_edited-1
  2. Have him place the items in the corresponding spots.Nutrition Study (41)_edited-1

The Goops


  •  Poem “The Goops”
  • Paper
  • Colored Pencils


  1. Read the poem together.
  2. Then read it again having the child act out what’s happening in the poem.
  3. Child can draw pictures of the Goops or of people eating with proper table manners. Nutrition Study (38)_edited-1 Nutrition Study (39)_edited-1

The Goops

By Gelett Burgess

The Goops they lick their fingers,

And the Goops they lick their knives;

They spill their broth on the tablecloth —

Oh, they lead disgusting lives!

The Goops they talk while eating,

And loud and fast they chew;

And that is why I’m glad that I

Am not a Goop — Are you?

The Goops are gluttonous and rude,

They gug and gumble with their food;

They throw their crumbs upon the floor,

And at dessert they tease for more.

They will not eat their soup and bread

but like to gobble sweets, instead,

And this is why I oft decline,

When I am asked to stay and dine!” 


Nutrition Unit Study

Day 1: Food Groups

Day 2: Milk & Water

Day 3: Healthy Meals

Day 4: Table Manners

Day 5: Energy Foods

Day 6: Protein Foods

Day 7: Vitamins & Minerals