At the homeschool conference I just attended I learned a lot about making expectations clear to your children. Duh! Why not do the same with what I expect them to "eat". We have talked a lot about the importance of eating 5 fruits and veggies a day... or at least that is the goal (don't tell them, but I would settle for 3). So, here is the chart I came up with. You will notice that there is a "ideas" section at the bottom. I think the kids forget all the options we typically have in the house. I put "dad and mom" on there as well, it's a good reminder for us too. The plan is to laminate it and then use a dry erase marker to put x's as we go along. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Do you have a way to get your kids to willingly eat more fruits and veggies (I'm not a huge advocate of "sneaking" it in)? I'd love to try some other ideas!
Here they are on the fridge.
Yup, Bailey and I both had ONE fruit today... man, we've got some work to do!