Eat from the Rainbow
Eating a variety of food with all the colours of the rainbow represented ensures your little one is getting a complete range of nutrients.
What does it mean to eat a rainbow?
- Choosing a variety of different-coloured whole foods throughout the day and week.
- The more naturally occurring colours on your little one’s plate at each meal or snack, the better.
- It does not mean making a rainbow with artificially coloured foods (gummy snacks, soda, sweets, etc.)!
Phytonutrients are natural chemical compounds found in all plants. They protect against diseases and promote health. The phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables give them their different colours with each colour group providing a unique set of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Using the rainbow as a guide is a great way to ensure your little one is eating the widest range of phytonutrients.