“Today I Ate a Rainbow” – Healthy Eating Encouragement for Kids!

Back in August, I wrote a post about a grocery shopping trip that my daughter and I took together where she asked me if we could buy enough food so that when we got home we could eat a Rainbow Snack.

That afternoon, we did indeed eat a rainbow snack! I cannot express what a proud and happy Mama I was! My daughter actually ASKED to EAT A RAINBOW!

This made me think of a company that I had seen around Twitter for quite some time, so I decided to contact them about my post and potentially reviewing their amazing sounding product.


Today I Ate A Rainbow! TM

Today I Ate a Rainbow is a company that truly cares about children learning to eat healthy. They are passionate about their products and helping parents with their little picky eaters.

The Rainbow Kit consists of:
Complete “Today I Ate A Rainbow!™” Chart

  • 1 Today I Ate A Rainbow!™ chart (not magnetic)
  • 4 sets of coloured magnets
  • 4 achievement magnets
  • 2 fridge magnets
  • 1 colour-coded shopping list
  • Eat a Rainbow

  • The Rainbow Bunch Book
  • Rainbow Book

  • BONUS! Rainbow Bookmark

The Chart is a laminated chart that has two adorable strip magnets to attach it to your fridge. It comes with 4 different shaped magnets in the colours of the rainbow so that up to 4 members of your family can track their rainbow eating progress (or as my children like to do, add more when they eat more so they each pick two shapes each day). Every time your child eats (or in my three year old’s case even kisses or licks) a food item of a given colour, they put up a magnet on the chart. Once they have put up a magnet for each colour, they get to put up their “I Ate a Rainbow” magnet and in our house, we celebrate with this song:

Isn’t she scrumptious?!

The Rainbow Bunch Book is a really sweet and fun book that is an excellent way to introduce the topic of healthy eating! The book has a really fun rhythm to it that rhymes. Each rhyming word is even written in red text; so many lessons can be done with this book – the Kindergarten teacher in me LOVES this book! The Rainbow Bunch Book introduces the concept of eating a rainbow and why it is important for your body. It also talks about what happens when you don’t eat well and it is written with the young child in mind. The book is a terrific length to engage even the youngest of children.

The Shopping List is an excellent tool to use in getting your children involved in the shopping process because that is where healthy eating starts!

Rainbow Shopping List

In our house, we just can’t say enough GREAT things about Today I Ate a Rainbow products! They are fun and educational at the same time and as far as I’m concerned, the products are somewhat of a miracle worker because my three old, the pickiest eater on the planet, has even been encouraged to eat (or at least try) healthier – and that is a challenge in itself!

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14 Responses to “Today I Ate a Rainbow” – Healthy Eating Encouragement for Kids!

  1. bigdisneyfan says:

    My trick is to take my kids apple picking every year. We pick our own apples, so they know where they came from and how fresh they are. Then we eat fresh healthy apples for a few weeks after that.

  2. Nancy T says:

    I’ve always been a big believer of eating healthy and have passed it along to my girls (2 & 5). Both my DH & I talk to them about healthy eathing vs junk food and how important it is to always eat the healthy things before we get a treat (not an every day occurence).
    We cook in a variety of ways and a few of the first foods offered when they started solids were avocado, grilled eggplant & zuchini. Everything was home made to allow them to experience the full flavour of whatever we were offering.

  3. whitney says:

    I remind my son how good foods give us energy and “treats” slow us down. After eating a healthy food he always tries to jump higher.

  4. lisa says:

    let them help with the shopping of fruit and veggies

  5. For a while, paying my youngest to try new foods(healthy ones) worked! Now she will willingly try them for no money! <3

  6. Lisa_june says:

    We have a rule in our house. You must try everything at least once. Sometimes they think they won’t like something but once they try it , they really love it!
    It worked a few days with brussel sprouts!

  7. Accepting the way kids want to eat, and allowing them to feel like they’re in control. For example, my 4yo daughter once explained to me “I eat by sort”, by which she meant she wants to eat all of one thing before moving on to the next.

  8. Haylie says:

    I let my kids choose what fruit/veggie they want to eat. I let them rummage through the fridge and they can eat whatever they decide on their own.

  9. My daughter influences what myy son eats, and she eats anything, so when he doesn’t want to eat his ‘trees’ I get Big Sis to help out, and our problem is solved!

  10. We get our vegetables delivered once a week. We call it Vegetable Christmas and we get very excited checking out what yummy stuff we get to eat. DD gets to help sort the vegetables into three piles (we share a basket). I also make the vegetables into faces etc

  11. Menzies says:

    I don’t have any good tips yet as my LO is just starting to eat.. but I think watching us eat healthy will help. I also notice that putting raw veggies out on a platter before supper always seems to go over well with kids.

  12. Denise G says:


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  13. Donna says:

    I do as I say. If I ask them to eat carrts I eat carrots. I try to keep junk away from the house. We try to cook together to make it fun and more appealing. I sometimes try to make the food something neat looking to encourage them to try it out. It helps!

  14. Gemma says:

    Let them grow their own fruit/veg and make it fun!

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