I don’t care how many ways I dress up our fruits and vegetables, how many meals I have ‘hidden’ them in or how many different fruits and vegetables I think my kids like, I never feel like they get enough. Or, I feel like they eat the same corn and carrots and broccoli all of the time.
In my quest to learn more on how to interest my kids in peppers, tomatoes, peas, blackberries, cantaloupes and more, I heard about a DVD that was about to hit the market. Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables is a little idea that is going to be huge, at least in my impressed Mommy viewpoint.
The concept is simple. Let kids teach kids to eat what is good for them! Check out the trailer below:
Basically, after seeing her daughter copy cat other children who ate fruits and vegetables, Cai Dixon decided to make a video of the exact same thing so that all parents could see how wonderful the copy-cat approach can be! So she found kids that love to eat these great foods and filmed them thus creating the 115 minute DVD that showcases little ones enjoying bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, avocado, tomatoes, broccoli, oranges, bananas, raspberries, strawberries, apples & blueberries.
I got the DVD and popped it in for my Sarah and Megan. Now, my kids are pretty good. They love carrots and corn and Megan would eat broccoli three meals a day if I let her. They also love their bananas, grapes, strawberries, apples and pears. But they won’t eat cucumbers or peppers or any other berry so I was really interested in how this would go!
Megan and Sarah were glued to the TV. They laughed and pointed and were entranced by these little kids – their age – eating the things that they normally would say, “I don’t like it!” to. Sarah kept saying, “Change it to the carrots!” or “Change it to the cucumbers”! and so on until I had flipped through the entire DVD!
Now, note for you parents out there. When you show your kids this video, try having the actual items on hand when it is on! I went to my fridge to make a fruit and veggie tray of the “new” things that the DVD kids were eating to see if my kids would try them too and I had only the normal stuff. I did go later and get some peppers and avocado and such, played the DVD again and believe it or not, they DID try the new things! Now, I think I need to show it to them a few more times to actually remind them at dinner time that they saw these little kids eating the foods and ate them too before I can feel confident that they are now in the “like” column, but this DVD has helped me make more progress in this area than anything else I have tried!
In addition to the kids, there are outtakes – so funny! – and an insert of renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP talking about the ideal nutrition for children. Both motivating and educational for me, this is a valuable “bonus” feature!
I feel that this DVD is well worth a purchase and love that any child from 6 months and up can be influenced by it! Pick up your copy on Copy-Kids.com!
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