Eat Yer Veggies, Kids! GIVEAWAY ACTION!

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I’m not going to pimp a whole bunch of junk on this here blog- only things I really love. I must maintain my extra-refined sense of taste and standards, right? Right. So let’s get down to this. I have a very cool Copy Kids DVD to give away to one (wun) lucky reader of this post.

copykids dvd

This DVD is such a simple idea, but it’s fascinating. The whole deal is that you pop it in and click on a veggie or fruit and you are shown different kids eating that food- the idea being that your kid will want to copy those kids, who are clearly loving these healthy foods they are eating. Before we watched it, I was all, yeah, uh huh. EYEROLL. snort. But just as one does when one has a glimmer of hope, I prepared a plate of:

  • cucumbers
  • broccoli
  • a carrot

I knew the broccoli and and carrot might be safe bets, since Beckett is fairly fond of broccoli, and he’s willingly tried carrots, but the cucumber was going to be the trick vegetable. I knew if he tried a cucumber, even looked at one, that this would be a miraculous moment. I started with the carrot kids, and they’re very cute, sitting at different tables, just diving into the raw vegetables. It’s actually much more entertaining than I was expecting, due to the fact that young kids just do weird things and can’t stop moving. Beckett was digging watching the kids and would smile once in a while or laugh with them.

He didn’t ask for any vegetables, but when I put the plate in front of him, he reached for the carrot and started chomping. And he kept on eating as he watched the other kids. It was pretty cool, but for some inane reason I felt guilty for tricking him. But then I realized I wasn’t tricking him and he was eating vegetables, so I popped another chocolate in my mouth and switched over to broccoli.

young boy eating raw broccoli

 

Same outcome. He actually ate some raw broccoli trees. I’ll add that I was sitting next to him while we watched this, and I’d be saying things in my best Dora voice like, Hey, that little boy is eating broccoli! Yum! Do you want to try some?

Here’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. Did he or did he not eat a cucumber, you’re asking yourself breathlessly. And the answer is, he did. He ended up eating 3 slices of peeled cucumber, and then he spied the other half of the intact cucumber and started gnawing on that. WTF? He was a cucumber maniac.

bex eating cucumber

This will be fun to pop in from time to time and revisit the children eating healthily. It’s obviously something you probably don’t want to watch every day, but I can see preparing a new plate of maybe 3 of the foods at a time and watching once a week. If nothing else, you’ll end up snacking on the healthier fruits and vegetables with your kid. Come to think of it, I think I’ll stage a mandatory viewing of this for my husband and the older kids tonight.

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So. Do you think you have what it takes to win this giveaway? Why don’t you leave me a comment telling me what your least favorite fruit or vegetable is, and I will draw a lucky winner randomly on Friday afternoon. My most unfavorite, loathsome vegetable in the world is button mushrooms. If I met one on the street, I would spit on it.

*Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. I was sent a product sample by Copy Kids, who will send the magical winning DVD to the magical winning human.

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20 Comments

  1. 03/14/2012 / 4:12 am

    Onions yuck. Raw onions no way in Heaven!

  2. 03/14/2012 / 4:52 am

    Hmm, I'd be interested to see if this could work for my son. My least favorite vegetable is raw onion as well. Ick.

  3. 03/14/2012 / 7:11 am

    I am fascinated. What's the age range? My kids are 4 and 10. Could it possibly work?

  4. 03/14/2012 / 7:49 am

    brussel sprouts! yuck! What is the point of a brussel sprout? It doesn't matter if it is sauteed at a five star restaurant or boiled in a pot in my Great Aunt Milly's kitchen….I have never met a brussel sprout that I would call my friend or want to eat!

  5. 03/14/2012 / 8:13 am

    Ooo!!! What a neat idea!!! Count me in – I will try anything to get my 4 year old to eat more veggies!!!

    P.S. Love your writing!

  6. 03/14/2012 / 8:13 am

    forgot my least fav… Lima beans!!!

  7. 03/14/2012 / 8:19 am

    The DVD says recommended for ages 6 months to 5 years. But if your 10 year old is anything like my 9 year old, they will watch whatever is on a screen, anywhere, any time.

  8. 03/14/2012 / 8:33 am

    Ooh, I am a big vegetable lover (don't tell Gregg, alright?). But there is no nastiness like baby bok choy. Ewwwww. (Also, BUTTON MUSHROOMS ARE THE BEST.)

  9. Tracey
    03/14/2012 / 1:16 pm

    I would love to see if this would work on my son, 5 1/2 years old and weighing in at a whopping 35 lbs. Yeah, kind of a picky eater….. I love almost all food but the one veggie I can think of that I don't like is black eyed peas. And I guess lima beans….

  10. 03/14/2012 / 2:16 pm

    And I was thinking there is no such thing as yucky fruit, but then I remembered that mangoes can really give me the willies.

  11. 03/14/2012 / 5:59 pm

    For me it is beets. Ate them as a kid, they creep me out now.

  12. 03/15/2012 / 3:12 am

    This is like a science experiment of Monkey See, Monkey Do. I can't believe it actually worked! Now, will he eat veggies without a visual? That would be the next step of the experiment.

    What fun stuff! I really dislike caulliflower.

  13. 03/15/2012 / 7:58 am

    That is just…amazing. Of course, I'd be amazed by anything that might make my kid eat more than yogurt and Nutrigrain bars.

    My least favorite vegetable is mushrooms. Just thinking of the texture makes me gag.

  14. 03/15/2012 / 9:28 am

    I think this idea is hilarious – so simple, yet so devious at the same time. It's like hiding something in plain sight.

    My youngest kiddos love their veggies. My oldest, age 5, (I'm pretty sure) wouldn't fall for this. He is more of a leader (though not always with the best ideas) than a follower. Wonder if he'd care about being one of the "cool" kids on the video ….?

  15. 03/15/2012 / 3:16 pm

    I know how healthy celery is. I guess celery is too strong for me…

  16. Sarah
    03/17/2012 / 10:23 am

    I dislike lima beans the most

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  17. 03/18/2012 / 8:12 pm

    The makers of this video, I think, did a great job. It worked on your kids. Well, my least favorite veggie would be string beans. Can't stand even a tiny bite of it. Elk.

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