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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Copy-Kids: Eat Fruits & Vegetables DVD {Review & Giveaway}

New DVD gets kids hooked on eating fruits and vegetables

It's true how kids like to copy other kids. I've participated in family programs in my community centres where we have a group of kids sit together and eat their snacks or lunch. Often I hear concerns from many parents/caregivers about their kids not eating enough or just picky eaters. Eating together is a great way to encourage kids to eat. It's great when I see my little one actually eat his fruits and vegetables when he sees other kids eat the same thing and because he knows it's healthy and good for him.

COPY-KIDS MEDIA, an independent media company, presents its debut DVD. Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables is the first DVD in a series designed to encourage healthy habits in young children. This series is for children aged six months to 5 years. The video is fun and compelling for both children and parents as well as helps get parents get their children hooked on healthy, positive habits.

Copy Kids Eat Fruit and Vegetables is divided into 12 chapters, each focusing on a different fruit or vegetable. The yummy veggies and fruits include:
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
The genesis for the project came when Cai Dixon noticed her young daughter was more willing to try new fruits and vegetables when she saw another child eating them. Bella liked to copy. Dixon wondered if the experience had to be live, or if a video of children eating fruits and vegetables would also work? “It did, and not just with Bella,” recalls Dixon. And so a concept was born: Find children who LOVE to eat fruits and veggies, film them eating them – and make the video available to parents. It’s that simple. Says Dixon, “I never would have expected my child to eat raw broccoli – but she demanded it as soon as she saw another child eating it on TV. Now it is one of her favorite vegetables.”

Director Malona Badelt was volunteering at an orphanage in Ghana when she was asked to direct Copy-Kids. She literally got off the plane in LA and drove to a test shoot that same day. She fell in love with the project and was able to coax the most amazing performances out of each cast member. It’s unscripted and quirky, with children behaving authentically, which gives it surprise and comedy. “I would never have gotten such amazing performances if the video had been scripted,” says Badelt. “Each child brought his or her own piece of magic to the project.”

For parents, the DVD also features an interview with renowned pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon, MD, FAAP, author of Good Food Today, Great Kids Tomorrow. He talks about childhood overweight and obesity, suggests ways that parents can get their children to make healthier food choices, and explains why Copy-Kids is such a powerful idea, noting "That's just the way kids are, they love to copy other kids."

Selected as one of the 10 Best Audio/Visuals for 2011 by Stevanne Auerbach, PhD. / Dr. Toy.  It’s a unique tool for parents who want to encourage healthy eating in their children.

This innovative DVD is engaging & enchanting – kids want to play it over and over as they learn to love these healthy foods. Dixon adds, “Just be sure you have these foods at home – because your kids are going to want to eat what the Copy-Kids are eating.”


ONE (1) lucky winner will receive a copy of Copy-Kids eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD! Contest is open to US & Canada, 18+. Contest ends January 20th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize (or another winner will be chosen). Good Luck!   

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy in exchange of my honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. No other compensation was given. "Brandon's Adventures" Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is not associated with,affiliated with, endorsed by, sponsored by, or connected to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform in any way.

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