Do you ever wonder how other parents get their kids to eat their fruits and vegetables? They copy what they see around them.
My parents raised my brother and I to always try what was on the table. We didn’t have to like it but we had to try it. I will have to admit I didn’t always like that my mom made me try things but as a parent I appreciate it even more. We don’t cook different meals for our kids – they have to eat what we are cooking. Sometimes that means salmon, veggie pizza, and other random goodies!
Does it always work? No, but they are more adventurous in their food choices because of it. My son grew up loving avocado when I had never even tried it. Now it’s a staple food in our pantry and we all eat it. My daughter eats raw onions, peppers, and just about any food you put in front of her (including sushi and wasabi – no joke!). Just last night I made an asparagus pizza and there weren’t any leftovers for lunch today.
When I received an email from the producer of Copy-Kids about their new DVD about healthy eating I was excited to show it to my youngest. The video is divided into chapters; each featuring a different fruit or vegetable. I was surprised to see bell peppers and cucumbers being nibbled up by the kids in the video. The idea behind the video is that if your child sees other children eating fruits and vegetables that they will want to copy their peers and try them too.
I absolutely adored watching the kids in the video as they ate the different veggies and giggled! They made eating fruits and vegetables look fun. Now – you don’t have to be a genius to know that if your kids think it’s cool and fun to do something that they will want to do it too. (The only thing I wish I had seen were better table manners – all of the kids were munching with their mouths wide open – a major peeve of mine!) My daughter giggled along with the kids and asked to watch it over and over again. I let her pick which chapter she watched next – her favorites were the tomatoes and the raspberries! Guess I’ll need to buy some more of those to keep in the house now.
Want a quick glimpse of what you’ll find in the Copy-Kids DVD? Watch their short video trailer to see these kids biting into raw red peppers. To view this trailer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/bMdskr_3EGQ
What adorable kids, Copy-Kids! To find out more about the video or to purchase one for your child visit them online today.
Are your kids adventurous in the kitchen or do they stick with the kid-friendly diet of mac-n-cheese? What is the craziest food your child has eaten?
Disclosure: A copy of the Copy-Kids DVD was provided for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received and the opinions expressed are my own.
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