Who doesn’t want their kid to eat more fruits and veggies? Yes, even this dietitian’s 4 year-old daughter could use a boost in her produce intake.
Enter the “Today I Ate A Rainbow”™ kit.
Using a very simple concept, Kia Robertson (inspired by her daughter Hannah) has created a magnet board which kids can track the different colors they eat each day. Does it work?
I wasn’t sure if Mia would get it right away but she was motivated right from the start. Since we have a stainless steel fridge, I first stuck the board to a cookie sheet (later transferring it to our kitchen radiator cover.) Some mornings even before school, Mia asks, “Can I get a red magnet?” “Now I need a green magnet!” and she’ll keep going until she gets all five colors (and this is before 9 a.m.)
I also found the board to be a great tracker for me on what she has (or hasn’t) eaten for the day – as well as a reminder for me to get a few more colors into my daily intake.
One of Mia’s favorite snacks is a simple smoothie that I make with equal parts yogurt, milk and frozen mango. The Rainbow Board got me thinking of different color combos that include both fruits and veggies, thus the sampler idea. My favorite smoothie tip – use frozen fruit or veggies when possible to add thickness and a chill.
Today I Ate Rainbow™ Kit giveaway!! Kia has generously offered to send one lucky commenter a Today I Ate a Rainbow Kit™ which includes the chart, magnets, a shopping list pad, bookmark and The Rainbow Bunch™ book.
- Leave a comment on this post and you will also be entered each time you do the following (and leave a comment to let me know you’ve done it)…
- Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post
- “Like” Teaspoon Communications on Facebook and/or share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post
- Follow our Teaspoon of Spice Creations recipe board on Pinterest
I’ll pick a random winner at 9 pm EDT on Monday, March 19, 2012. Good luck!
Update: Congratulations to Chrissie of www.AgaThyme.com, the winner of the giveaway selected by random.org! Thanks for all who commented!
Disclaimer: I was given a free Rainbow kit for agreeing to write a review. The thoughts and opinions above are my own.