Monday, July 9, 2012

Do you have a picky eater?

Long for a young 'un that will eat their fruits and veggies?  Here's the answer!

Copy-Kids eat fruits and vegetables

The premise is that kids are copy-cats, and if your child sees another child eating something, they'll want to eat it too!

Fortunately, I've always had a good eater.  At twenty months old, she's tried (and liked most) everything from rutabagas to parsnips to black olives to chard to curry.  She goes through phases - no edamame today?  But you LOVED it yesterday!  And fruit has NEVER been a problem - she's quite the little fruit eater.  Just the other day she went through 6 clamshells of blackberries in 2 days.  Although, as she gets older, she is becoming more set in her ways and less willing to eat certain things - namely some vegetables.  Peas and spinach?  A sure bet.  But other things, like squash and broccoli, I have to get really creative with - squash blended into her smoothie, broccoli in her mac 'n cheese.  And still others, I'm having no luck with - carrots and green beans.

Enter Copy-Kids eat fruits and vegetables - a video depicting kids eating various fruits and veggies and (gasp!) - LIKING them!  I know kids like to copy other kids.  In fact, the one fruit my daughter is not a huge fan of is the oh-so-easy and transportable banana.  Go figure.  However, whenever we're around a play-mate of hers, who loves bananas, my C can't resist and begs to have some!  So I believe in the power of the suggestion of your peers, and was eager to review this video with her.

Her most favorite thing, by the way, are other babies.  In fact, "baby" was her first word.  So, now she asks to watch the "babies" on TV, meaning she wants to watch this DVD.  She giggles along with them, entranced by their on-screen antics, and I use this time to sneak in the food.  Exit stage right.  And...

... enter the carrots!

She was eating carrots!  She was liking carrots!  All while watching this DVD.

Here are the specs:

Age Range: 6m - 5y

Price: $19.95

Running time: 115 minutes

Copy-Kids Eat Fruits & Vegetables is a media product designed to get young children enthusiastic about eating their fruits and vegetables. The DVD is divided into 6-8 minute chapters, each focusing on a different fruit or vegetable. DVD 1 contains: carrots, apples, tomatoes, bell pepper, broccoli, avocado, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, bananas, strawberries, and cucumber. Simple. Adorable. It features kids having such a good time eating fruits and veggies, that when children watch it, they want to join in. Featuring well-known pediatrician, Dr. Gordon, this product is a positive approach in the quest to get children eating healthy from the start.


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Click here to watch the trailer.

And the best part?  One reader will be receiving their own copy of this DVD, so you can encourage YOUR little picky eater to eat his/her fruits and veggies!

All you have to do is comment on this post, and tell me your favorite way to encourage your little one to eat healthy.  A favorite recipe you often resort to, a sneaky way to hide them in their food, a tactic - whatever you have found successful!  After you do that, for an extra entry, you can like my facebook page.  So get those comments rolling - on June 25th I will select a winner at random from among the comments!

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And, if you want an EXTRA entry - share this link on your own blog, and let me know that you did in your comment!

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