The breads and grains food group is diverse, and includes a bountiful selection of breads, pastas, cereal, and rice! This group is even further delineated into groups of whole grains and refined grains. Introducing the diversity of this exciting food group and comparing various items helps your budding foodie to make healthy choices. Through observation and documentation (recording what they see), your child is learning to make associations and differentiate between how things look and taste. Using magnifying glasses, we initially compared six different grain items (oats, rice, bow tie pasta, spiral pasta, bread, and a cracker), discussed how they compared and contrasted (These are smooth. These are soft. These are curly.), and then recorded what we saw!