The Color of Nutrition

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthily? A colorful diet can help you! Colorful fruits and vegetables and juices, such as Welch’s 100 percent grape juice, are filled with nutrients that help promote good health, including antioxidants, lycopenes, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

“Eating colors is so important,” pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears says. “But how do you get your kids to eat it? You play a game.”

More Healthy Eating Tips from Dr. Jim
• Talk to your children about what color foods they ate that day
• Go food shopping with your kids and let them pick the fruits and vegetables.
• Give your kids a variety of colorful options to choose from.

Dr. Sears explains that getting your children involved in their diet can help them enjoy eating healthy foods. Play a color-matching game by having them pick a color and explain why it is good for them, or send your children on a color-finding mission at the grocery store to pick out certain colored foods, like reds, oranges, purples and greens that they enjoy.

What to Eat?
• Breakfast: Instead of putting syrup on pancakes or waffles, use cut-up fruit on top to make it pleasing to your child’s eyes and mouth.
• Snacks: Give your children vegetables with different dips, such as hummus, ranch, cheese and guacamole.
• Dessert: Top a berry mixture with fat-free whipped cream.

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