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Think Healthy Thursday: Meals with Kids Getting Tedious? Crunch a Color!

Having trouble getting the kids to eat what’s on their plate at dinnertime? Or worse, finding yourself limiting meals to butter noodles and PB &J just to keep the peace? We have found a great game that makes it fun for kids to eat better foods and a wider variety of foods.  It doesn’t involve nagging, tears or even a raised voice.

Crunch a Color is a meal time game that offers kids an opportunity to win points for healthy food choices. Specifically, kids win points for eating a balanced and colorful meal. They can even pick up bonus points for good manners and trying new foods.

The developer of the game, Jennifer Tyler Lee, is a mom herself. She grew tired of a life of pasta and peas – and started to develop a card game that would encourage her own kids to increase their comfort zone and expand their palates. We’ve found that while the game is definitely geared at younger kids – there’s just enough catchy competition to raise the eyebrow and interest of a teen sibling too.

Crunch a Color has received some nice media attention too. It made the prestigious list of Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products of 2011 and celebrity chef and school lunch crusader Jamie Oliver touts it on his Food Revolution website.

As a nice bonus - Crunch a Color proudly supports non-profit children's nutrition programs, including Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and FoodCorps. You can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping other kids have fun eating healthy too!

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