We made this color wheel, and we painted a clothespin to match each color. He starts the day with the pins off, and as he eats a fruit or veggie of each color that day, he adds on a clothespin until he completes the wheel for the day. He still isn't eating platefuls of veggies, but I've been able to get him to eat a little extra by telling him he needs it for his colorwheel. Today midday he actually asked me to give him a green food so he could finish it for the day!
He still isn't a model of perfect nutrition, but I'm more interested in opening his mind to food (which kind of scares me too. With food allergies, pickiness has its benefits) and getting him to eat what I offer him.
Anyway, today's colors went something like: red (organic very berry fruit strip), orange (sweet potato fries at playgroup), yellow (corn), green (spinach pasta - first time he's ever agreed to eat pasta because we found an animal shaped one!), blue (blueberries), purple (grapes).
Comment: what are you favorite kids books about nutrition?
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