We’ve always been big on fruits and vegetables in our house. We’re lucky I think, because Max and Ava both love fruits AND veggies. Lia has been a little harder to get on board with the vegetables, but we’re working on that. I’ve been looking for something for awhile to help motivate the kids to eat even more fruits and vegetables. I had wanted to make them a magnet board over the summer to track how many fruits and vegetables they ate every day, but never got around to doing it.
Then I ran across (via Twitter!) a website called Today I Ate a Rainbow. They actually sell a magnet board that tracks your kids fruit and veggie consumption every day, but they go a step further! It encourages your kids to “eat a rainbow” every day. In other words, they should eat a fruit or veggie from each color (red, orange, yellow, green, and purple/blue). I bought one immediately!
I had to be patient for our rainbow kit to arrive since it was coming from Canada. It finally arrived a few days ago and the kids were SO excited to start using it. The very first day we tracked, all 3 kids ate a rainbow! Yesterday was our second day and I documented it. Max and Ava both ate their rainbows. Lia didn’t quite finish, but she’s doing good, so I’m happy about that. They are so excited about it that instead of asking for their snackpacks of peanut butter crackers and Clif Z bars when we went out to run errands, they wanted me to slice up apples and pack grapes and edamame.
I have to say, I was pretty amazed at the IMMEDIATE response from my kids. The website claims it will have your kids asking for more fruits and vegetables and that was definitely the case with my kiddos! I love this product so much, that I asked Kia (the owner) to give one to one of our readers.
If you would like the chance to win a Rainbow Kit, here’s what you need to do:
1. “Like” The Happy Family Movement on Facebook (if you haven’t already!)
2. “Like” Today I Ate a Rainbow on Facebook
3. Leave a comment below with your favorite tip/trick for getting your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables!
And now pictures!