I'd like to stop feeling like a
at dinnertime when a certain plate remains untouched
by a certain someone who will remain nameless,
so I am gathering ideas to teach and reinforce the idea of
and the importance of a variety of food.________________
Today I Ate a Rainbow - This looks like a cute site with great products which include the "Today I Ate a Rainbow" kit using colored magnets to help visualize what children have eaten, and a book titled, "The Rainbow Bunch." These products are available through their website or through Amazon: Rainbow Innovations Today I Ate A Rainbow Kit
Their site also has free resources: coloring pages and games, a "Today I Tried" chart to aim for the 10 exposures to new foods that it takes before we get used to it, and several videos including Today I Ate A Rainbow song.
Here is a link to a printable game called : Eat a Rainbow
Wegmans has an awesome printable "Eat a Rainbow Everyday" chart that I think I'll laminate for the kids to put stickers on as they "eat their colors" throughout the week.
These Healthy Kids Plates are an excellent idea. Here is printable place mat with the plate on it. The creator also has a book that looks great: 201 Healthy Smoothies and Juices for Kids: Fresh, Wholesome, No-Sugar-Added Drinks Your Child Will Love.
What about you? Any other suggestions out there?