1. It serves as a visual to show them how much they have left to eat in the day. You can choose to pair it with a daily or weekly reward for meeting the goals.
2. Tracking progress makes us more aware of what we are eating and more likely to up consumption.
3. Using this might keep you, the parent or caregiver, more accountable. Research shows us that children eat more fruits and vegetables if their parents do. It's hard to expect them to eat more if we aren't leading by example. So, model using the chart yourself by eating the foods you want your child to eat and checking them off the chart!