Sweet Stuff: Crunch a Color Game

Sweet Stuff: Crunch a Color Game

Every nutritionist and child care expert I’ve ever known or read frowns upon using dessert as a bribe in getting kids to eat their vegetables. But do I know a parent who does not rely on this tactic? Uh, no. And I include myself in their numbers! I know, I know, I’m setting up a system where vegetables are the unpleasant necessity that my kids are required to endure to get what they really want: sugar. But it works, damn it, and I can’t stop!

But I’m willing to give Crunch a Colour a try as an alternative. A meal time card game created by Jennifer Lee, kids get points for eating foods in different colour groups.

5 5 points for apples, bananas and grapes, 15 points beets, radishes and rainbow chard. The game comes with a chart so you can keep a weekly tally and pit your kids against each other. What? Okay, that is not in the instructions and probably not advised by parenting experts. But I’m doing it. Stand by for results…. 14.95 at Indigo.

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  1. Kimarie
    October 25, 14:41 Reply

    I know- it seems the only way I can get Sam to eat veggies is to bribe him with dessert. But, his competitive streak really did respond to the crunch a color game. The difference it has made is that he is more eager to try new things, whereas before the only veggies he would eat were cucumbers and carrots, he has now tried beets, spinach and artichokes. I can’t say he loves all these veggies, but for the points, he will at least try one bite (then make a face). Progress is slow, but its still progress! Thank you Crunch a Color!!!

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