Health & Fitness
Let’s teach our children to eat fruits and vegetables in a rainbow of colors. Each color of fruit and vegetable has it’s own unique set of vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health. They keep us from getting sick, build strong bodies, support good health, and can help prevent childhood obesity and diabetes.
The new ChooseMyPlate.gov health guidelines issued under the leadership of Michelle Obama replaces the food pyramid and states that half your plate should be fruits and vegetables.
I read a recent quote on childhood obesity by Jennifer Van Hook, a researcher at Penn State: “There has been a lot of research showing that many children develop eating habits and tastes for certain types of foods when they are of preschool age, and that those habits and tastes may stay with them for their whole lives.”
It’s easy to get children to eat fruits and vegetables. Just make healthy, silly, delicious food plates with them using my husband Bill’s creations as inspiration. Remember to use colors of the rainbow.
When kids make it, they’ll eat it.