I posted a few days ago on how we get our kids eating more fruits and vegetables. Well, Today I Ate A Rainbow! is just one more way to help out - and a really fun and interactive one at that!
There are many aspects to this company and their products. Kia Robertson is the creator and started this company because she wanted her daughter to learn early on to be a great eater, better than she had been as a child. Life gets busy, as we all know, and it's easy to miss out on some of the foods our body needs. The products from this company are meant to help families stay on track, while also making it fun for kids to learn about nutrition and to learn to love healthy foods! They have a website, where you can get recipes, tips, read blog posts, AND see videos of adorable Hannah making things like kale chips and smoothies, as well as singing the rainbow song.
They also have a Rainbow Kit that you can order. The great thing about this kit is that it's interactive and gets the kids involved in choosing their rainbow colors and getting rewards for eating them in a FUN way. When they've earned a magnet for eating each color, they then are rewarded with the rainbow magnet. We also add a reward of either watching the rainbow song on-line or singing it ourselves. (We don't reward with a sweet treat - the whole point is to eat the healthy fruits and veggies, not encourage other sweets.) ;)
|Aiden opening up our new Rainbow Kit!|
|Putting up some magnets after eating a few of his colors for the day!|
That's not all there is to the kit, though! There is also a notepad to help you remember to buy foods for each color, a bookmark, and a book about The Rainbow Bunch. Aiden wanted to read the book the second we got it out of the box! It's a great story for kids, showing how the children in the Rainbow Bunch were being affected by not eating enough of their rainbow colors...and then how they improved once they were eating better - more energy, growing healthier, less sickness, better focus, etc. This Rainbow Kit is such a great way to get kids involved in eating better and is so much FUN for the kids, too! To keep up with the latest, be sure to sign up for their newsletter, too.
AND....I happen to have one Rainbow Kit to give away to one lucky reader. (You saw that coming, didn't you? Wink, wink.) Use the box below to enter. There is one mandatory entry: Leave a comment letting us know what color fruit/veggie you have the most difficult time getting your kids to eat and also which is the easiest. The rest are just extras! Notice, there are *eight* ways to enter, and some may be done more than once! Read all instructions, as some entries require action first. (If you "like" Today I Ate A Rainbow on facebook, please let them know Our Growing Family sent you!) The giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. Giveaway will be closed Monday, September 19th. Winner will be announced that day!