Guest Blogger

Kia Robertson

Kia Robertson

Kia Robertson is a mom and the creator of the Today I Ate A Rainbow kit; a tool that helps parents establish healthy eating habits by setting the goal of eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day.

Kia recognized the gap between parents "knowing” their children should be eating fruits and vegetables and them actually achieving this with their children on a daily basis.

Despite the information that is available on the importance of kids eating a minimum of five servings a day, studies from around the world have shown that kids aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables.

Having grown up as a very picky eater Kia understands how challenging it can be to get kids interested in eating fruits and vegetables. Still being a kid at heart, Kia set out to find a way to make eating fruits and vegetables fun... even for picky eaters!

Kia created the interactive Today I Ate A Rainbow chart and wrote The Rainbow Bunch book to help parents turn knowledge into action! She believes parents play the most important role when it comes to raising healthy kids, which is why her rainbow kit encourages children and their parents to work together to set healthy eating habits. Today I Ate A Rainbow gives parents and children the knowledge and tools they need to make healthy choices!

Eating a rainbow is a fun and easy way to get kids thinking about the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables everyday. By breaking produce down into color groups of red, orange, yellow, green and purples you can make eating fruits and vegetables fun and easy for your kids! Even at a very young age, kids can easily grasp the concept of eating a rainbow! For more information please visit http://www.todayiatearainbow.com/

Kia is busy working on her next book in the Rainbow bunch series which is all about picky eating, a subject she is very familiar with! There will be four more books in this series coming out in the New Year.

Kia lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada with her daughter Hannah and husband Jamie.

Website:

www.todayiatearainbow.com/

Blog Posts by Kia Robertson

  • messy fingers

    Should Kids Play with their Food?

    Playing with food is usually not considered a good thing but I think it can be, especially for babies and toddlers that are resistant to trying new foods. It is natural for little ones to be cautious of new things – especially new food. When we let them explore food with all their senses it […]

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  • five a day

    How to Get Your Kids Eating 5 A Day!

    Why should your kids be eating a rainbow every day? Each color group provides a unique set of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. When kids eat from the 5 color groups it becomes an easy and fun way to ensure that they are benefitting from this wide spectrum of nutrients. By breaking produce down into groups […]

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  • Watermelon Cake

    Fun with Watermelon

    When you think of a summer time fruit, watermelon is on the top of the list for most of us and for good reason! They are juicy, crunchy and colorful. Watermelon has a very high water content amount, approximately 92%, which is why it’s the perfect food to cool you down on a hot summer […]

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  • snack presentation

    Food Presentation for Kids

    Before we actually take a bite of food we start eating…with our eyes! They tell our brain what it will taste like via a whole series of learned and natural responses and we taste what we think we should. A study in the late 1970’s showed that, when we find food more appealing, not only […]

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  • picky eater

    Don’t Give Up on your Picky Eater

    Feeding a picky eater can be one of the most stressful things a parent has to do. It’s frustrating, worrisome, stressful, annoying, disappointing and downright exasperating at times. It can be really easy to just throw your hands in the air and give up trying to get your picky eater to eat new or healthy […]

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  • Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive, the truth is it can actually save you money! There are lots of ways to enjoy the benefits of healthy foods and still stick to a budget. Here are some ideas to keep your costs down while making healthy food choices:

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  • Kids in the Kitchen!

    Kids in the Kitchen!

    We all have busy lives these days and sometimes cooking is just one more thing to get through in the day so the thought of bringing kids into the kitchen to “help” may not seem appealing on first glance.  Cooking with little ones tends to take a little longer and be a little messier so […]

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  • Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family

    Picky Parents. What to do if YOU are the Picky Eater in the Family

    As parents there are so many things we want to pass on to our children.  Being a picky eater is definitely NOT one of those things.

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  • You are a Model!

    You are a Model!

    One of the most important roles of parenting is feeding your child and setting them up with healthy eating habits.  You are your child’s first and most important role model, especially when it comes to eating.  They are relying on you to teach them about the food they eat.

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  • Your Kids Can Eat Rainbows

    Your Kids Can Eat Rainbows

    Kids love rainbows! What’s not to like, they’re so bright and colourful! Did you know you can take their love of rainbows and put it on a plate filled with fruits and vegetables?! Using a rainbow as a guide you can ensure your children benefit from a wide range of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients in […]

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