to the Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow page...and now, the sequel: Where Does a Rainbow Grow?
Many resources await you!
Scroll down the page for a rainbow adventure:
About the Book Series
Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow (English)
Vas a Estar Feliz, Come Un Arco Iris (Spanish)
Where does a Rainbow Grow? (English)
¿Adónde Crece el Arco Iris? (Spanish)
Targeting early childhood and elementary school age groups, this picture book series uses simple yet profound techniques to promote healthy eating habits in children. Each page is created for maximum engagement, using a delightful combination of photography, illustration, color, and text.
Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow inspires kids to eat "go foods" like veggies and fruits that provide energy for fun and play. Each color of the rainbow has a benefit to the body. Where Does a Rainbow Grow? teaches kids that a healthy rainbow comes from plants and includes activities about plant identification.
This book series won six awards for its unique approach to nutrition education, receiving approval seals from Mom’s Choice, Parent-Tested Parent-Approved, Family Choice, Pinnacle Book, and Academics Choice Smart Books.
The book series received extensive media coverage including features in Publishers Weekly, Idaho Family Magazine, dozens of podcasts interviews, magazine reviews, a mommy-blog tour, radio interviews, and television coverage.
Blake is the main character in the book series. Blake encourages kids to try new fruits and veggies because:
- Kids identify with Blake
- Blake can either be a boy or a girl
- Blake can have any skin color
- Blake's clothes can be adjusted to the reader's (your kiddo's) choice
- Blake can be downloaded so that kids can have their very own Blake
- Kiddos can invite Blake to their next meal (hint: make a puppet out of Blake by gluing Blake to a popsicle stick)
Blake can join kids at mealtimes, trips to the grocery store, farmers' markets, and more to apply positive, kid-based peer pressure to try new fruits and veggies.
No more nagging from parents! Blake makes trying new foods fun!
Sammy is the new character in the sequel Where Does a Rainbow Grow? Sammy encourages kids to try plant-based rainbow-colored foods because:
- Sammy helps Blake navigate colorful foods that don't provide the same energy as healthy "go" foods (so we stay away from colorful candies, cereals, and other "slow" foods).
- Sammy helps kids understand that "rainbow foods" with artificial dyes and preservatives do not help our bodies to be healthy and full of energy.
- Sammy takes us on a journey to a FARM to learn how to identify plants that provide the REAL rainbow.
Download your very own Sammy. Color and cut out Sammy and take Sammy with you on your next grocery store or farmer's market adventure. Sammy will help kids understand that a REAL rainbow comes from mother nature!
SEE BLAKE AND SAMMY IN ACTION:
Parents also need support in changing the dynamics around food at home. To support the powerful parent/child combination, I wrote a book for parents, Make Nutrition Fun: End Food Fights and Find Family Peace in Just 30 Days.
The book webpage includes a free 30-day calendar of recipes and activities that you can do with your kiddos at home – as well as a fun recipe database, an online course with Registered Dietician Juliette Britton, and many other helpful resources I think you’ll enjoy.
This book series is the perfect gateway to new ways to educate kids around nutrition and health. Our favorite way to apply these lessons in a school or group context is the Rainbow Day curriculum, developed by Kathryn's nonprofit Nurture.
Planning a RAINBOW DAY
PARENT HANDOUT: List of Fruits & Veggies by Color!
Start out with this awesome Parent Handout about eating the rainbow:
In English In Spanish
Did you know there were so many fruits and veggies in each color?
RECIPES for the Rainbow
Then get ALL your colors in the Rainbow Smoothie!