I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive a free copy of the Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD (which is USDA-approved and has won several children’s excellence awards). I was really hoping to be picked because my son, Christian, really doesn’t like vegetables. I mean, there are a FEW that he will eat. But only if they are cooked a certain way. I often have to be sneaky and chop them up really fine and hide them in his food (like mixing it in with sauce). Otherwise, he gives his plate the stink look and pushes it away. So frustrating! So when I saw this video and the concept behind it, I was intrigued and wanted to give it a shot.
The concept behind the video is simple, really — kids like to copy each other. They see a kid doing something and do it as well. Just because. So, this video takes that concept and applies it to eating habits. The idea is that by showing your child a video of kids eating and actually enjoying various fruits and veggies, they will do the same thing.
The video is broken down into 12 different sections. Each section lasts for about 6-8 minutes and is focused on a different fruit or veggie:
You are supposed to watch them with your child and have the particular fruit or veggie you are watching in front of your child on a plate. Push play and watch as your child is exposed to the idea that fruits and veggies can be enjoyable.
The first segment we watched was the one on bell peppers. I almost always have fresh sweet peppers at home because I cook with them a lot. So I brought out a bunch of them and set them on a plate at Christian’s little table. I sat down with him to watch the video and snagged a sweet pepper for myself. The video is literally just of a bunch of kids eating bell peppers as if they are the best thing in the world! Completely raw without any kind of dip or extras to go with it. It may sound boring but it was actually pretty entertaining because some of the kids were talking or playing with their food (but not in a bad way). One little girl was even giggling hysterically as she devoured a bell pepper that was about the size of her head. Her giggles were definitely infectious.
And then, not even 2 minutes into the segment, Christian did something he would have NEVER done before. He voluntarily picked up a sweet pepper and bit into it. Granted, he didn’t seem to like the way it tasted and put it back down. But my point is that he tried it! That is all that I have ever wanted. For him to try something instead of just turning his nose up at it. If he genuinely doesn’t like it — fine. I don’t like all fruits and veggies myself. I am thrilled that the video got him to give it a shot and am eager to watch the other segments to see what else he will try.
I would love to give another mom the chance to experience this, so I am hosting a giveaway for a free copy of the DVD. Feel free to enter below. Giveaway starts at midnight on December 22nd until midnight on December 28th. 🙂
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