Thursday, January 5, 2012

how many colors are on your plate?


I am counting 7 colors on the above dinner plate (assuming 4 shades of green count!). So, according to the results from a recent Cornell study, this type of meal is what kids want. So often a parent will tell me, "I wish my kids ate more things...he is so picky. He only likes plain pasta..." Really? How many colors do you, as parent, put out for him to choose from?

I've been trolling the web for new experts and ideas to share with you all and here's one fabulous resource. And, you can always check out my stash of rainbow plates for inspiration from our dinner table. Go rainbow plates, go!

7 comments:

  1. Love the resources. How old is the child eating this plate? Only asking because my kids tend to have larger portions and then leave things...duh! However, I know they would leave the edamame and therefore would still be hungry. Any advice?

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  2. i make the same size portions for my children who are 4 + 8. i try to give them a healthy portion and hope that they eat all of it...rarely do they ask for a second helping. keep in mind, though, that they also snack. healthy snacks, but snacks all the same!

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  3. You're right. Children deffinately prefer a color variety in their food.

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  4. Kids (and adults) are so visual, and I think they like variety. The way you've plated this makes it look like little snacks which makes it even more fun to eat.

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  5. Just a quickie to let you know there is an award for you at my blog...had to share your blog with others, it is great! xxx

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  6. an award? for me? this is nice news to come home to!! so looking forward to meeting you live tomorrow at the yoga class!!

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