Icebreaker: Food Becomes You

Time: 10 minutes


This is a fun way for program participants to meet each other and begin talking about food.


  • Gather all participants in a circle.
  • Have them take turns answering the following question: If you became the food you eat most often, what food would you be? Give an example: My name is Joyce. I’m Yogurt.
  • An alternative opening activity would be to have each participant simply state their name and favorite food.
  • Use the title of this icebreaker — “Food Becomes You” — to launch a brief discussion about the importance of food.

Does the food you eat influence:

- How you feel?

- How you look?

- What you can do?

- Who you ARE?

Would you agree that food becomes you?