The 5 Best Sesame Street Food Moments

Sesame Food StreetSesame Food StreetChildren 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.

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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.

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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.

Cookie Monster Pronounces the Word 'Food'

Leave it to Cookie Monster to teach us all about food - his life revolves around delicious treats. So who better to give us the details on how to pronounce the word in this classic episode?

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Big Bird Visits a Farm

One of the most fundamental food lessons is where food comes from. How do we get the food on our table? Big Bird visits a farm and lays out the basics of farm-to-table. That big yellow bird was way ahead of his time.

The Monsters Teach Healthy Eating

It seems odd to think of a monster as a hero of sorts. But these monsters, including the charismatic and goofy Telly, use their powers for good while teaching kids about healthy foods. The best part? They do it Jeopardy style with the help of Alex Trebek himself!

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Grover the Waiter

Grover is definitely one of the zaniest characters on Sesame Street. He is also the worst waiter. Be it a fly in the soup or not having any food, Grover always manages to get up to some crazy antics while serving in his recurring waiter skit.

Try, Try Again

They say that a person needs to try something at least three times before deciding if they like it. It's not easy for kids, but once they catch a glimpse of Elmo tasting new foods, it will be a cinch to convince them!

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-Kim Cooper, The Daily Meal