Happy Work-it-out-Wednesday and EAT a RAINBOW day!
Two weeks ago, yours truly, Mo, the Morselist, was asked to teach
How could I teach a fun workshop to a cheetos-coca- cola-consuming class? I brought a colorful basket of produce with eating a rainbow as my theme. The class LOVED it and immediately participated in the discussion. Though, I teased them that while orange was a color in the rainbow, orange cheetos did NOT count as a rainbow food. They tasted all the foods I brought after they identified what they were and where they came from, ie. a tree, a bush, a vine, the ground…some of them got competitive. I asked them to make a summer project out of eating a rainbow every day and to encourage their families to do it with them. One student said he would do it, but that he would STILL eat cheetos. I said, “O.K., but eat a carrot with it!” It was MORSELICIOUSLY fun! Five days later, as serendipity came into play, I “met” Kia, the founder of an amazing organization in Canada, Today I ate a rainbow. I HAD to interview her for my blog and share ideas, stories, tips. She is an INSPIRATION!!!
Kia and her husband, Jamie created the Today I Ate A Rainbow chart as a way to keep track of the produce that their daughter , Hannah, was eating while at the same time encouraging her to take responsibility for her food choices. This chart was so effective that they decided to make it available to other parents! Their goal is to help parents create an environment where kids will reach for an apple instead of junk food! Despite the information that is available on the importance of kids eating a minimum of five servings a day, studies from around the world have shown that kids aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables.
We think it’s time that parents have tools to that turn knowledge into action! Parents play the most important role when it comes to raising healthy kids which is why the Today I Ate A Rainbow products encourage children and their parents to work together to set healthy eating habits! The Robertsons’ formed a company called Rainbow Innovations Group and are already working on their expanded product line to encourage healthy eating for the whole family!
Please visit www.TodayIAteaRainbow.com
and let me know if you’re interested in having Mo, the Morselist teach workshops in your organizations.
And, stay tuned for our upcoming GIVEAWAY recipe-challenges with some AWESOME nut-butter companies…