You know how much I love Wean Cubes, right? Well, here's yet another amazing find I'd like to share with you. I love, love, LOVE Today I Ate A Rainbow! In fact, when it comes to getting kids to eat healthy, Wean Green and Today I Ate A Rainbow go hand in hand. In fact, they're like BFFs!!!
As parents, we all know that kids need a minimum of 5 fruits and veggies a day...every day. PTPA Award Winner, Today I Ate A Rainbow provides parents, grandparents, babysitters, daycare and other caretakers tools to raise healthy kids.
The first time I had ever heard of Today I Ate A Rainbow was a few months ago. Kia Robertson was on a few of the online communities for Moms that I was in. I'm so glad we "met"! Her rainbow package is a brilliant tool for encouraging kids to eat their fruits and veggies. The interactive chart makes eating healthy FUN! The colourful cartoon magnets make tracking all the fruits and veggies lots of fun. The rainbow shopping list is pretty cool too! Oh, and Little One LOVES listening to me read the Rainbow Bunch story book!The package contains the following:
• Complete "Today I Ate A Rainbow!™" Chart
• 1 Today I Ate A Rainbow!™ chart
• 4 sets of coloured magnets
• 4 achievement magnets
• 2 fridge magnets
• 1 colour-coded shopping list
• The Rainbow Bunch Book
• BONUS! Rainbow Bookmark
Excerpt from the Today I Ate A Rainbow website:
"Many phytonutrients give fruit and vegetables their bright colour… the brighter the better! Our chart is made up of these major colour groups: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and Blue-Purple. The different bright colours signify the different phytonutrients that each fruit or vegetable contains, therefore we use the Rainbow colours as a guide to getting a wide range of phytonutrients and nutrients in your children’s diet. Young children don’t need to know what specific nutrients each fruit or vegetable features: this chart makes it really easy for them – they just need to Eat a Rainbow every day!"
Oh, and how cute is this??
Seriously, what could be easier and more fun? Little One is still very young (she's only 23 months old), but she LOVES eating rainbows. Luckily for me, she always goes for the brightest foods on her plate. She loves raspberries, blueberries, sweet potato, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, eggplant...The brighter/more colourful, the better!
While Little One is still very young, I am actively trying to instill healthy eating habits. The chart and magnets are really attractive for young kids. We have a lot of kids who are a bit older than Little One who come over and they LOVE the rainbow chart and magnets!
Some may think it's too soon to start teaching Little One about eating rainbows, but I think it's never too soon when it comes to habit forming. Can you imagine how proud I was of my toddler when she turned down the cotton candy my friend's daughter offered her and opted for an apple? That's my girlie! :)
You can purchase your Rainbow Kit here: https://www.todayiatearainbow.com/products-page/
These make fabulous birthday presents and are great to have in classrooms too!
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I received a Rainbow Kit from Today I Ate A Rainbow for reviewing purposes. The thoughts and opinions on this blog are my own.