Welcome to 'Good for planet. Good for me.'

This deliciously fun campaign from Organix is aimed at encouraging little ones to enjoy a healthy relationship with food.

Together, with former JLS member and presenter of Down on the Farm, JB Gill, we've created a programme of fun activities, recipes and songs! Hear what JB has to say:

Why?

What children eat during their formative years has a huge impact on their relationship with food over their lifetime, and Organix want to help practitioners and parents introduce a variety of new fruit and vegetables to children.

We have cooked up a plan to inspire even the fussiest eater to discover new flavours, new shapes, and new textures to engage their brains, tummies, and hearts.

Poster and seed packet

How?

Over four weeks, you can get involved in a variety of amazing activities created for babies, toddlers and preschoolers that follow the rainbow. Starting with fruit and vegetables coloured red and orange, which tend to be sweeter and more palatable and then moving their way through the other colours of the rainbow, building on the different varieties, until they become a rainbow explorer!

NDNA members can use the 'Good for planet. Good for me.' rainbow wall chart in your spring copy of Nursery News, to show little ones all the amazing fruit and vegetables that they’ll be trying throughout the campaign. Download a digital version in the supporting content section below.

Below you'll find a whole host of content by week to make eating through the rainbow fun and enjoyable, with recipes, fun plates, songs, art, sensory and outdoor play!

We appreciate that some of these activities may not always be possible due to the number of children, cost associated or potential allergies. We hope by providing a wide variety of activities you will be able to introduce some of them if not all of them. We also know that you will already have your own amazing activities to support this area and encourage you to share your ideas too.


Win a mud kitchen for your nursery

To celebrate this delicious campaign, we’re giving away an Outdoor Messy Play Wooden Mud Kitchen from TTS worth £359 to one lucky nursery. To be in with a chance of winning, share your pictures and videos of your nursery having fun on your ‘Rainbow explorer’ journey and brand ambassador JB Gill will be picking his favourite entry to win the amazing prize!
  
Find out more

Week 1: 10-14 May

Welcome to Red and Orange week! We have a host of fun activities to help little ones explore these delicious fruit and vegetables, including a range of tasty recipes and fun plates, tomato and carrot games, red pepper top printing, seed planting and a carrot sing–along song!


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Week 4: 31-4 June

Welcome to Exploring the Rainbow week! For our final week, celebrate with your new rainbow explorers by hosting a rainbow fruit & veggie themed party complete with a rainbow buffet and sing-a-long song!



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Week 2: 17-21 May

Welcome to Yellow and Green week! Explore delicious fruit and vegetables with our fun activities, including a range of delicious recipes and fun plates, grapefruit and courgette games, apple printing, build your own bug hotel and bird feeder and a broccoli song!


Get week 2 resources

Supporting content:

Read more about why eating organic fruit & veg is best, our weaning top tips, and safety materials. Also hear from former JLS member and presenter of Down on the Farm, JB Gill on why he’s passionate about 'Good for planet. Good for me' and watch his day at the farm and fun food activity videos!

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Week 3: 24-28 May

Welcome to Blue and Purple week! More fun activities to help little ones explore fruit and vegetables including a range of delicious recipes and fun plates, cabbage and beetroot games, making edible paint, making a coleslaw, caring for your growing plants and a cabbage song!

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We hope you’ll encourage as many of your practitioners, children and families to take part, and hope to see their journeys over on our social channels!

#RainbowExplorer

@organixfood on Instagram and Facebook

@ndnatalk on Twitter and Instagram and /ndna.org.uk on Facebook