Phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables help give them their color, each color group has its own unique set of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients so when we eat from the different color groups it ensures that we are providing our bodies with a full spectrum of healthy goodness!
You bet! Rather than setting a goal of eating 5 colors a day switch it up to just 1 color a day with the goal of Eating a Rainbow in a week. That way you can ease your picky eater into the habit of eating fruits and vegetables every day and you can slowly build it up until you reach the goal of a rainbow every day!
Ah yes the picky eater...such an interesting challenge for parents! Our chart has proven to be quite successful for picky eaters as long as you do it properly...and by properly we mean not expect them to eat a handful of broccoli...with picky eaters you want to approach things in baby steps so that best way to use our chart would be for them to start off with needing to have only a small nibble in order to get their magnet. If that is even too much at first, then have them kiss the fruit or veggie in order to get a magnet. We know that seems like such a small act but to a very picky eater it means a lot...the plan is get them to feel comfortable around the food. So the answer is YES it will work as long as you keep you expectations reasonable, you celebrate like crazy when they get their magnets and you keep it fun!
We are so excited to offer schools a healthy fundraiser option! All you need to do is fill out the request form on our Fundraiser page which you'll find under Education and one of our rainbow team members will get back to you right away. Schools don't have to any upfront costs...your students collect orders for the rainbow kits, payments are made to your school, one group order is placed with us along with payment and your order is then processed within 2 business days and shipped out to your school! It's as easy as that!
We think that is the most challenging color group to eat daily! Around here our favorite ways to get our magnets in that group is to eat frozen blueberries, raisins, frozen blackberries or black olives! Sometimes switching up the texture makes it easier such as using frozen fruit!
Absolutely! Just send us an email or fill our out contact form and let us know you're interested in wholesale purchasing. Our minimum order to receive wholesale pricing is 12 rainbow kits.
We have found that setting weekly and monthly goals with rewards (not junk food!!!) is really helpful! We have written a blog post full of ideas, you can read it here
the main thing we do at our house is if our daughter eats a rainbow for 6 days in a row then she gets to pick a family activity that we'll do on the weekend. It could be playing a favorite board game, going to the pool, bowling, building a fort in the living room, having a picnic...just simple yet fun things that we can do together as a family to support her successful week of eating! Other families use toys, computer/tv time, movie nights as rewards. Everyone is different so take some time to find out what might motivate your kids the most!
Definitely! Of course the big picture goal would be for them to enjoy a rainbow of fruits and veggies but eating a rainbow of fruit is a great start!!! You could start the veggie eating adventure one day a week, if they take a nibble of a veggies they would get their magnet, but they only get their magnet if it's a veggie that's been eaten on that specific day.
We;ve written a whole blog post full of suggestions for this challenge you can read it here
To sum it up you could try the side of the fridge if it's exposed because they usually can hold magnets or you could use a metal baking sheet!
Absolutely! Each character in our Rainbow Bunch will get their own story so we'll end up with 6 Rainbow Bunch books in our series! Each story will cover a different aspect of healthy eating and make it relevant, interesting and important to kids!!
We sure do!!! Just visit our Kids Zone under Education and you'll find lots of free fruit and vegetable coloring and activity sheets! We're always adding more so be sure to check back!
You can watch our Rainbow Song videos on our videos page. We've collected and posted the videos of our rainbow girl through the years...you'll see our chart change along with her!
Typically the 3 - 7 year olds are our age group however we do hear from families with younger and older kids that love using their rainbow kit. We actually had one happy customer buy another kit for her elderly father because he found it so helpful when he was visiting them...so the age spectrum for our rainbow kit goes from 0 - 100 :)
We have many families that start using our rainbow chart when they first start feeding solids to their baby. We have a 3+ suggestion on our packaging because some children under the age of three might be tempted to put the magnets in their mouths. As long as the parents keep the magnets out of reach we think starting at age one would be fantastic because the younger the better when it comes to setting healthy eating habits!
We have included 4 distinct magnet sets (star, circle, triangle and square shapes) which means up to four people can keep track of their daily rainbows! If there are two children in the family then we certainly encourage mom and dad to join in the race to rainbow!