A Fun Way to Motivate Your Kids to Eat Healthy

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A Fun Way to Motivate Your Kids to Eat Healthy

Mom and daughter in the kitchen chopping a carrot

Do your children get their five servings of fruits and vegetables each day? If not, they aren’t the only ones. Kids frequently don't get their daily nutrients from their fruits and veggies. According to a study from 2007 to 2010 done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60 percent of kids did not eat enough fruit and 93 percent did not get enough veggies.

We get it though. Convincing your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables is not easy. It can be a real struggle just to get them to look at fruits and vegetables! Many moms have resulted to making labor-intensive meals to hide these ingredients in their kid’s meals or paying for overpriced alternative options – all just to get their kids their proper nutrients. 

Worry no more, though! We have a fun and easy solution that everyone from moms to teachers can utilize that will help encourage children to eat well – the 5-A-Day Tracker Bands! 

What are the 5-A-Day Tracker Bands?

The 5-A-Day Tracker Bands consist of five jelly-like wristbands. They were created to help motivate kids to eat their full servings of fruits and vegetables each day. 

How do they work?

Each morning, your kids will place all five wristbands on their right wrist. Then, each time they eat a serving of fruit or vegetables, they can move one of the wristbands to their left wrist. The goal by the end of the day is to have all five bands moved over to the left.

Examples of a 5-A-Day Serving

  • 1 medium-sized piece of fruit—size of a tennis ball or light bulb
  • 1 cup of raw, leafy salad
  • ½ cup chopped fresh or canned fruit
  • ½ cup cooked or canned vegetables
  • ¼ cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, etc.)
  • ½ cup cooked beans or peas

Where do you get these Tracker Bands?

There are many places you can get wrist bands, but we recommend going online to http://foodplay.com/shop/fruit-veggie-tracker-bands/.

Making sure your kids get the proper amount of fruits and vegetables is vital to ensure they grow up healthy. Why not make it fun as well? Using these wristbands will help your kids visualize their goal and track their progress. They’ll be motivated to come home each day and show you their success in eating their fruits and veggies!