Encourage Kids to Eat Fruits & Vegetables with CopyKids DVD {Giveaway}

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I have to admit I was a bit of a skeptic when I agreed to try the CopyKids: Eat Fruits & Vegetables program out on my boys. Eating healthy has never really been a strong suite for them, hence my love of vitamins. But I when I read about the program, I thought I would give it a chance.

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When you start the DVD, you are given options of footage based on your vegetable selection. We had carrots and broccoli (raw), so I started with carrots, because I was slightly more optimistic.

 

 

The DVD depicts preschool age children eating and enjoying vegetables. When we selected carrots, the boys started laughing at first when they saw all the “silly” kids eating them. It took them about 3 minutes of watching before they started totally chowing down. I was amazed. But after about 5 minutes of watching, I found myself stealing carrots from their plate too.

 

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Next was the broccoli. When I began this segment, Noah had already moved close to the TV with a handful of carrots and when he realized he didn’t have the same vegetables as the kids on television, panic ensued. Never did I think that giving my crying child raw broccoli would actually be the solution.

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The effectiveness of the DVD definitely amazed me, but I wondered if the effect was limited to the time when they were watching the DVD. The next day for snack I offered them the same thing- carrots and broccoli but without the TV on, and to my surprise, they ate it. For our family, this DVD has proved to be a great tool for overcoming my boys’ vegetable phobia long enough for them to realize vegetables are kind of good. It seems really professional and interactive- not the kind of tv that your kids become zombies while watching.

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I really love the idea of harnessing peer pressure for good. It is such a powerful force and I think it was truly brilliant of the makers of CopyKids to harness it in a way that is helpful to children. I wonder what the future has in store for this company- maybe a manners dvd? The idea really has a ton of room for expansion. So what kind of tricks do you use to get your kids to eat vegetables?

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Buy it:

You can find Copy Kids: Eat Fruits and Vegetables online for $19.95

Win it:

1 lucky winner will receive a CopyKids DVD plus a $25 gift card to Whole Foods!

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Austin is the stay at home mother of twin two year old boys, lover of all things green/organic, and a freelance product reviewer.

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  1. Nicole H says:

    Sounds like a great video. My kids like cooked broccoli and raw or cooked carrots. My 3 year old will eat baby food green beans. I would love it if they would eat regular cooked green beans, squash, salad….

  2. Spinach! It is SO good for you, and can be added to just about any meal.

  3. Thank you for the post Austin, loved the images!

    I would like to get this DVD, I hope it is made in such a way that it interests the kids. Unless it is, it wont be of any use!
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  4. Broccoli!

  5. Lindsay Benedek says:

    I think this is a great idea to teach them at a young age

  6. Debra Pauley
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    Broccoli!

  7. beth
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    i would love for my son to eat more greens.. nothing specific, just more! :D

  8. Jessie C. says:

    beans

  9. If she’d eat any fruit that would be great.

  10. Jessica says:

    I would love for my kids to eat ANY vegetable! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  11. Trung Nguyen
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    My sons love broccoli

  12. Something that got my kids more into fruits and veggies was going to Farmer’s Market and letting them pick stuff out. Some stuff we even got to eat there!
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  13. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Mine are pretty good about veggies, but won’t touch spinach unless it “sneaks” into a fruit smoothie.

  14. Amy B
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    What a fun idea! I’d love to get my kids to eat ANY veggies – they already love the fruit!

  15. i would love to get my daughter to eat carrots!

  16. I think Broccoli is a vegetable that children should learn to love to eat because it is so full of great things to make them healthy and happy children.

  17. Kelley F says:

    I would like my kids to eat squash and zucchini.

  18. Tracy P
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    any veggie! don’t want them to turn out like me and eat no veggies

  19. kristina best
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    I would love to get my 4 yr old to eat any kind of veggie. We are lucky if he eats anything.

  20. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Tomatoes

  21. Jennifer
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    Eggplant

  22. Richelle says:

    I wish my son would eat tomatoes. They rock! Or is that a fruit? LOL.

  23. Nicole Sender says:

    Broccoli!

  24. my little grandson loves vegetables but spinach he’s not liking too much

  25. susan hartman says:

    I have been lucky. My daughter eats almost every vegetable. She does not like turnips or brussel sprouts but neither does my husband!

  26. Stephanie says:

    i like to get my daughter to eat carrots!

  27. Christy Anderson says:

    I want them to eat peas.

  28. Alicia K
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    broccoli needs to be eaten!
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  29. I would like for my kids to eat carrots.
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  30. Jenny Lamb says:

    Loved your story! Too funny! Amazing the influence kids have on one another!

  31. Jenny Lamb says:

    Luckily, we don’t have too many problems with our kids eating veggies – it’s the exotic ones (asparagus, brussel sprouts, and unusual lettuces) that throw us for a loop!

  32. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Any green veggie would be great!

  33. Sherry S. says:

    I would love for them to eat broccoli and celery.

  34. Daniel M says:

    carrots & broccoli

  35. Allyson Bossie
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    My kids are great about eating veggies: carrots, broccoli, green beans, sugar snap peas, lettuce, avacados, just about anything. They hate brussel sprouts. They eat them because I make them, but I would like them to LIKE them

  36. I would like my grandson to eat most vegetables like carrots and peas.

  37. Alycia M
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    My little guy needs to eat more broccoli, spinach and zucchini. :)

  38. joanne major says:

    my grandchildren like almost all veggies except spinish

  39. Zucchini.

  40. Corey Olomon
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    Broccoli

  41. Kim Reid says:

    It would be broccoli – Thanks!

  42. LaTanya says:

    green beans

  43. Victoria R. says:

    Spinach! Its my favorite but I’m the only one!

  44. Lily Kwan says:

    would like to see greater consumption of peas

  45. veronica says:

    this is actually wicked neat.

  46. Jessica
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    Interesting I might have to try this with my 2 year old

  47. Yusha Ollite
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    All the more reason to keep kids away from the TV! Some cartoons may have a negative influence.

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