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.
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.