Eat a Rainbow

What does it mean to Eat a Rainbow?

• Choosing a variety of different-colored whole foods throughout the day and week.

• The more naturally occurring colors on your plate at each meal or snack, the better (Fruits and veggies get their color from the vitamins inside them!).

• It does not mean making a rainbow with artificially colored foods (gummy snacks, soda, popsicles, etc.).

How can I help my family to Eat a Rainbow?

• Put at least one produce item of each color on the shopping list every week.

• Buy what's in season to enjoy peak flavor and lower prices.

• Serve produce at peak ripeness. Some kids reject foods that are under or over ripe.

• Wash fresh fruits and veggies as soon as you get home so they're ready for kids to grab and eat. Store them within kid reach.

 Try this treat: Rainbow Fruit Skewers with Yogurt Dip

  1.  Choose your favorite fruits (berries, pineapple, kiwi, apples, oranges, etc.) and cut them into equal-size chunks.
  2.  Thread them onto wooden skewers.
  3.  Dip them into nonfat vanilla yogurt or a mix of ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon honey.

For games to help your family eat the rainbow and a chart of which colored produce contains which benefits, check out the PCSD Facebook page or Wellness page on the district website.


Source: Whole Kids Foundation

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