Getting kids started on eating right is so important to their long term health and well-being. The eating habits they develop in the formative first years are the basis of how they will make food choices well into the future.
As we see more and more kids being raised on processed foods and barely being able to identify what whole foods look like, it is even more important that we instill healthy habits as early as 6 months of age when they begin to eat table food.
I first found the DVD Copy-Kids on a mom blogger’s website. I was intrigued to find a DVD that claimed to help kids to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. As soon as the video arrived I popped it into the machine for my kids.
As I watched the video I have to admit I was skeptical. There are 12 chapters, each one about a single fruit or vegetable including: Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Carrots, Avocado, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Oranges, Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries, Apples & Blueberries.
When you watch the segments there is a child sitting at a table eating that single food for 7 minutes. My first thought was my kids were never going to sit still for this. Not only did they sit still for it, they immediately asked for carrots to snack on. Now I don’t usually allow eating in the living room but I couldn’t resist their request.
It was amazing. They sat and ate veggies while watching other kids eat. They ask to watch this video about 2-3 times a month. I am amazed that it still interests them.
The children in the video are fun to watch. It is clear that the footage in unscripted. You get candid reactions that make a parent giggle.
Cai Dixon has created an insightful tool to help kids learn to love fresh food. The DVD has received two awards to date from Dr. Toy and MACT. It is also approved by the USDA and their Education and Training Materials Database for pre-school nutrition.
If you want to know how to get your child to eat healthy foods you should add this video to their viewing library. It is worth the cost and can be used with kids from 6 months to 5 years of age.
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