Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The brain needs nutrition to function well. Good nutrition is not only good for the body, it is also essential for the brain. When the brain does not get the nutrients it needs, this results in decreased ability to pay attention and may result in hyperactive behavior.
However when children eat healthy foods the “feel good chemical” serotonin is released. As a result attention span is increased and children will feel less agitated.

I just became aware something that can help children make healthy food choices. I am thrilled to let you know about it. It is called, Today I Ate A Rainbow. This complete and wonderful kit was developed by Kia Robertson. 

The I Ate A Rainbow kit includes:
1 chart
4 sets of colored magnets
4 achievement magnets
2 fridge magnets
1 shopping list
1 The Rainbow Bunch!™ book

A forward in the book, written by Dr. Erika Holenski ND, states,  “I feel one of the best lessons we can teach our children is a healthy relationship with food. The lessons learned early in life are the ones that are imprinted on the brain and become the default behavior in adulthood. By eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables you are ensuring that your child is consuming the entire spectrum of vitamins and minerals, from beta carotene to iron and everything in between. The rainbow of colors also ensures high levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients which help the entire body fight off illness and repair DNA, as well as boost brain power. “

It would be wonderful if one day every child had this kit and was eating a rainbow everyday!!!
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