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Baco Rainbow week launches to encourage healthy eating for children 


With Winter on the way, parents should ensure that their children stay fit and healthy by providing them with a balanced diet rich in vitamins and nutrients.  Having five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is widely known to have positive health benefits, but research has shown that on average, children in England eat only two portions a day and one in five children don’t eat any fruit at all.  Importantly, the research, carried out by the NHS 5-A-Day initiative, has also shown that eating a variety of different fruits and vegetables is essential for a balanced diet.

Baco Rainbow is helping parents to provide a healthy diet for their kids with the launch of Baco Rainbow Week on the 5th November.  The simple scheme has been designed to be easy to follow while making healthy food more appealing to kids.  Each of the five days represents a colour of the Baco Rainbow and children are encouraged to eat a selection of fruits and vegetables from that colour group during the course of the day.

To make things simple, Baco Rainbow has compiled suggestions of foods for each day, and remember, fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruit can all count towards the five daily portions, as well as 100% fruit juice.  Following Baco Rainbow Week ensures that children get a range of vitamins and nutrients as well as a varied and colourful diet.
Monday is Baco Rainbow Red Day
Strawberries, cherries, red peppers, redcurrants, tomatoes, red apples, rhubarb, raspberries, cranberries, beetroot, radish, nectarine.
Tuesday is Baco Rainbow Orange Day
Oranges, satsumas, carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, squash, apricot, peaches
Wednesday is Baco Rainbow Yellow Day
Bananas, pineapple, honeydew melon, mango, grapefruit, sweetcorn.
Thursday is Baco Rainbow Green Day
Green apples, green grapes, lettuce, cucumber, celery, broccoli, courgette, green beans, peas, asparagus, cabbage, avocado, kiwi, leeks, green peppers, pears, spinach, okra, mange tout.
Friday is Baco Rainbow Indigo Day
Blueberries, raisins, blackberries, blackcurrants, aubergine, purple grapes, plums

Vanessa Wright, a nutritionist and author of Vitamins and Minerals commented: “Getting kids involved in their diet is a great way of getting them to eat more healthily. Get them to pick an item of fruit and veg in each colour whilst doing the weekly supermarket shop. Not only does it help keep them entertained, but they will be eager to eat it, if they have chosen it themselves. Alternatively, why not try growing your own produce? This is a great way to get kids involved in learning about the importance of healthy eating, as well as saving money!” 

With the Baco Rainbow food preparation and storage range, it’s easier than ever to make sure that children can take an appealing selection of fruit and vegetables with them as snacks or in packed lunches. The range has been designed especially for children and includes colourful sandwich bags with stickers, re-sealable character snack bags and colour printed foil, making them perfect for wrapping up colourful lunchboxes.

Getting children involved in preparing food can also make them more inclined to eat a larger variety of foods. There are a number of child friendly recipes available on www.BacoRainbowIsland.com which are not only easy and quick to make but also provide wholesome treats for lunchboxes and food on-the-go.

Jenny Bowden, Brand Manager of the Baco Rainbow Range, said: “Baco Rainbow Week is a great opportunity for parents to promote healthy eating. Our research highlights that the majority of parents find getting children to eat fresh and healthy food a major battle and are constantly looking for ways to ‘disguise’ fruit and vegetables. By using bright colours, not only is the weekly lunchbox routine refreshed, when packaged in the fun and colourful Baco Rainbow products, fresh fruit and vegetables become much more appealing.”

In addition, parents can demonstrate the importance of a healthy diet through play, with a variety of games both on and offline available on www.BacoRainbowIsland.com.

For more information on the NHS 5-A-Day initiative, please visit www.5aday.nhs.uk

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Baco Rainbow Week - Lunch Box suggestions

Week planner

Monday - RED Tuesday - ORANGE Wednesday - YELLOW Thursday - GREEN Friday - INDIGO

Pasta Salad with tomatoes and
red peppers

Cherry tomatoes

Red Apple

Low fat strawberry yoghurt with a
handful of strawberries added

Cranberry juice

Butternut squash / pumpkin and cous cous salad

Carrot sticks

Satsuma segments in orange jelly

Dried apricots

Orange juice

Banana sandwich made with wholemeal bread
Mini corns

Boiled egg

Melon and pineapple kebabs

Banana milk


Salad and avocado filled pitta bread

Mange tout peas


Frozen Grapes


Roasted aubergine roll

Mini blueberry muffin

Bag of raisins


Berry smoothie



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