Eating the Rainbow: Today's Nutrition Play of the Day

Nov 16, 2020

It’s important to choose to eat healthy items that will help you maintain good nutrition. One way we do this is to choose to eat fruits and vegetables instead of snacks like cookies or chips. An easy way to make better food choices is to think of a rainbow. A rainbow is made up of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. When it’s time to have a snack or have a meal think about choosing a fruit or a vegetable that is one of the colors on the rainbow.

  • Red fruits and and vegetables are good for keeping your heart healthy.

  • Yellow fruits and vegetables are very helpful for maintaining good eyesight

  • Green fruits and vegetables are filled with vitamins and minerals

  • Blue and purple fruits and vegetables can help prevent disease

This week’s challenge is going to be to eat a food from every color of the rainbow and write them down! The rainbow is made up of the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple/violet. Each day choose a new color of the rainbow that you haven’t used already and try to eat healthy foods that are that color. For example, if you choose yellow, you could have eggs for breakfast, pineapple as a snack, yellow peppers and you could even put lemon in your water. By challenging yourself to eat healthy foods of a certain color you will maintain good nutrition.

Challenge yourself to try new foods of these different colors and see how many foods you can eat that correspond to each color of the rainbow. Feel free to share with us what foods you eat and how you were able to “Eat the Rainbow.”