There are all kinds of approaches and products out there to getting kids to eat and enjoy healthy food. The latest is My Fruity Faces – “all-natural, deliciously flavored, EDIBLE stickers that kids apply to fruits and veggies in creative combinations”. The company’s mission is “to make eating fruits and vegetables cool, tasty and exciting. PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD!”
Made with….(Sugar, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose(Modified Cellulose), Water, Natural flavor, Modified corn starch, Glycerin, Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, Citric acid, Red beet concentrate, Turmeric, Red cabbage extract, Caramel color, Sodium Bicarbonate), and shaped into a variety of wacky characters, they are designed to “dissolve instantly in your mouth!”
Should we really need to spend money on sugar stickers to get our kids to eat an apple? Or does it instill the attitude that healthy food has to be ‘disguised’ to be enjoyable?
What do you think?