I may be biased, but I feel like fruits and veggies are the most important foods we can eat! It may be trendy to obsesses over superfoods and the next big nutrient powerhouse but, when it comes down to it, plain old fruits and veggies are always there for us! Whether they are waiting for us in grocery store produce aisles or arranged beautifully in farmer’s market stands, they’re gloriously accessible. We can even find them in the frozen foods aisle or chillaxing in jars and cans. They’re cheap, easy, and absolutely delicious.
Back when I was working as a nutrition counselor at WIC, this was my go-to tool for helping moms not only teach their kids about fruits and veggies but to get them to eat them too. How I went almost 2 years of blogging without ever sharing my colorful little secret I’ll never know. But I’m sharing it now, so pass this along to any moms, nutrition students, dietitians, or teachers that you know b/c this little handout by the Fruits and Veggies: More Matters campaign is worth its weight in gold. Well its paper… so its worth way more than its weight in gold! Maybe an elephant’s weight? =) Enjoy! <3
Kid-Friendly Fruit and Veggie Eater Meter Printable
Printer-friendly PDF: http://www.foodchamps.org/downloads/Eater_all.pdf
At the end of the fruit and veggie challenge there is a cutesy little certificate and you can even include a prize! I love this printout so fur-eaking much! My clients always adored starting this challenge at home with their kiddos and I hope you guys love it too <3