Updated: May 5, 2020
My daughter goes to a private school and they were one week later than the school district in closing due to the concerns about spreading the COVID-19 virus. Thankfully, her school has been offering a daycare with very strict requirements for those who have essential jobs. We thought they would be opening up mid-April for business as usual. However, due to the most recent directives given in our county, the school announced that it would remain closed for the rest of the school year. Another opportunity to adjust our #newnormal.
Yesterday is when the reality hit me though, that I get to spend some very important time with my first-grader, Ava. She gets to learn from me for the next several months! This is great news on the food front, because the food influence that she gets at school is a daily struggle. She sees the exciting no-so-healthy foods that some of the kids are eating and she wonders why she doesn't get to eat the same things. As much as these situations provide room for learning, I'm excited to have more influence for a while.
I'll take any chance I can get to teach Ava healthy habits that will benefit her throughout her life. And, given that we are all trying to think of fun activities to keep our loves engaged and entertained, I thought of the #kidseattherainbow challenge! This challenge is turning out to be a big community adventure! We've tried it ourselves and have invited Ava's entire class to participate. We are having so much fun that I included it as an official challenge here on my website.
There are only a few rules:
1. Have Fun! Post pictures and videos of you and the kids trying the fruits and vegetables of the rainbow. You could even do a blindfold challenge video! Invite your friends and family to get involved too. Use these hashtags to get featured on my social media and website #kidseattherainbow and #primalwifehappylife Like this!
2. Be Brave! Try new fruits and vegetables in different ways.
3. Include only whole foods for the challenge. This means non-processed foods that are purchased from the outside perimeter of the grocery store or plucked from a garden.
Want to get started? Here's how.
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Each participant that posts a picture of their completed tracker with the hashtags #primalwifehappylife and #kidseattherainbow will receive the Kids Eat the Rainbow e-book which contains cool facts about high pigment foods, word searches, crossword, recipes, and more.
My goal is to expose our children to new and exciting foods of every color of the rainbow so they can broaden their palette to include these healthy options. Moms, Dads, and caretakers, if you have any questions, please leave a comment or reach out to me via social media. Let's have some fun!