Rainbow Family Testimonials!
Our 3 year old Willa has started to be a bit more discerning with what she will eat. She has developed a real affection for cookies lately, and having the chart has been a great concrete focal point for conversations around healthy eating. Willa has responded much more favourably than I expected, and her enthusiasm and interest is a great surprise. Just as many of the testimonials say, Willa seems to feel a great deal of pride at eating a rainbow everyday. She just ran into her dad’s office right after lunch and proudly told him that she had already eaten a rainbow today.
We just listened to the rainbow song this morning, four times. We have made good use of some of the helpful tips, and we love the website. Thanks for this wonderful system that has such a positive affect on the health of our kids (and us)!
Kim Marshall -
As a mother of two extremely picky eaters, I need all the nutritional assistance I can get. The 'Today I Ate A Rainbow' system has been great for our family because it's made all of us much more aware of our daily fruit & veggie choices. My kids really enjoy the friendly competition involved with seeing who can get the most colours up first, and they have a genuine sense of pride and accomplishment on the days they successfully consume the whole spectrum. All in all, a great tool — highly recommended!
Aidan Johannesson -
The chart has been a great success. Liam is keen to eat a rainbow each day and often brings the subject up himself. It is not unusual for him to say in the morning, “Mommy, I want to eat a rainbow today!” In the past, I could not always get him to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. While it is still a challenge at times, the rainbow makes that challenge a lot easier. Often, after supper, if he is missing a colour, he’s willing to have a little something, even if only a small bit, to make up his final colour or two. I also find that the chart has made him more aware of the need for a variety of colours.
He also loves the song. He’s asked to see Hannah singing it over and over again and has even sung it himself a few times.
For my part, the chart has made me more conscious of the need to make sure he eats a variety of fruits and vegetables and the magnets help me remember what he’s already had that day.
All in all, I think it’s working out wonderfully!
Patti Kingsmill -
While our son already enjoys a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, he loves the Today I Ate a Rainbow™ chart, and feels proud filling in the chart and giving himself a rainbow at the end of the day. It’s a little pat on the back for something he’s already doing well, and to me, that seems like great positive reinforcement toward life-long healthy eating habits.
Lisa McIntosh - Urban Harvest
The rainbow chart has been helpful in getting my kids to eat a variety of colorful ‘grow foods’ everyday. It is really well organized and simple to use. My kids have taken to it well. They feel empowered to make healthy choices on their own. They like looking to see what color(s) they still need to eat and then looking to see what will work to complete their rainbow. I look to the chart when making snacks and packing lunches and it helps me decide what to make. I.e. if they still need green, I cut up cucumbers and peppers to go with their sandwich; if they need orange, I cut up carrots. The color-coded shopping list helps remind me to pick up a variety of colors when I am shopping.
We have used the chart for a couple months and my kids still have fun with it. They eat more fruit and veggies now than they used to and they are excited to be learning about healthy eating. We visit the website when we have a “rainbow day” and listen to / sing along to the Rainbow Song. The website also has great tips and ideas for parents!
Although takes a little preparation and thought to eat a rainbow everyday, my kids are successful on most days and it is like a game to them – fun! I really think the rainbow chart is a winning idea – I definitely recommend it for families with young children.
Christina Marin ~ Mother of two -
Today I Ate a Rainbow Kit is a wonderful addition to any pediatric practice. I have found it to be very useful and intuitive to use with many of the families in my practice. I will continue make use of it as we build community programs with an emphasis on healthy nutrition making it an excellent guide for kids and families to follow.
Dr. Steven Rondeau -
Teaching children how it eat healthy from a young age can be very challenging and very frustrating. Today I Ate a Rainbow is a unique tool that teaches children the importance of eating vegetables and fruits of all colors. It is fun, interactive and easy to use. I recommend it to many of the families I work with for nutritional concerns.
Dr. Mary Rondeau -
As a mother of two and a nurse, I really like the idea of “Today I Ate A Rainbow™”. My children all always wanting to put their magnets up when they have ate the foods that will eventually create their rainbow! I think in times where meals can get rushed and not so healthy, this chart allows moms and dads that may think they are too busy to put some fun back into trying to make healthier choices for our children.
Stacy McMorran, RN -
My daughter, who is 3, was very excited about the rainbow chart and magnets. We also both loved the rhyming book. I wasn't sure if she grasped the concept, but after the first day, she said "Mommy, I still need to eat something yellow and something blue today!" I was so impressed! Thank you!
Tara ~ Mom of 3 yr old -
Last week both my girls ate 2 different fruits b4 bed so they could complete their rainbow for the day and sing their song.
Michele Stalker -