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I work in the city but I love living in the 'burbs so much we moved there - despite my crazy commute. The closer I get to home, the more relaxed I feel.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Copy-Kids eat fruits and vegetables DVD Review and Giveaway

My kids are picky eaters.  I can’t think of any better way to describe them.  They don’t like to try new things and sometimes it’s a chore to get them to eat at all.   Some of this is because of their allergies (when you can’t have certain foods, it does shrink the potentials list somewhat) and some of it is because they have decided they don’t like anything new.

Enter Copy Kids – a DVD that is designed to help kids get interested in healthy foods.   I have to admit, when I heard about this DVD, I was intrigued.  After all, I’m not making a heck of a lot of headway here on my own.  I figured anything was worth a try.   

We put the DVD into the machine at snack time and after observing the main menu – I set up a little plate of snacks with some crackers, cheese and veggies.  Veggies are something I have a hard time getting my youngest to eat so I decided to pick cucumber for this first experiment. 

The menu is set up with different foods so that you can choose the one you want to introduce.  There are twelve different 6-8 minute chapters with a different fruit or vegetable.  There are: 

  • Bell Pepper
  • Carrots
  • Raspberries
  • Broccoli
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Oranges
  • avocado
  • apples
  • blueberries
I clicked on cucumber and we got to watch a cute kid eating cucumber.  At a quick glance there were some giggles & some eating. It looked pretty simple and I wondered if it would catch my son’s attention. 

I left the room to move the laundry and when I came back, there was my three year old fixated on kids eating cucumber.  With its very simplistic style, this DVD caught his attention and then some.  I won’t say he ate all of his own cucumbers, but he did eat a little, which is a first for us around here.   When the section was done I went to change to something else and he was adamant I left it alone.  So we watched it again, then we watched bananas.  He already eats those, but he was fascinated by the kids again so I added some banana to his plate.  After all, I’m not one to miss an opportunity to add something nutritious to his day and the timing here was golden! 

We’ve had the DVD for a few weeks now and my three year old is still fascinated with it.  He’s tried a few more things and definitely knows what the rest of them are called.  My five year old wasn’t as interested in the DVD, but I’m hoping that he will catch on by copying his slightly more adventurous brother – who is copying the kids on the DVD.  So in a round about way, it might work for him, too.  

I think this would be a great DVD to have around when you are introducing foods to your babies and toddlers.   It’s bright and colourful, simple and yet attention grabbing.  And because kids like to copy each other, it should give you a bit of an edge in getting them to try new things.   I would have loved to have had this when my older son was younger as we had to restart food with him a couple of times due to some severe allergy reactions.  Because we had to take away so much to start over, it was a huge challenge to get him to move to a new food.  I really think this would have made it fun for him and might have helped move him forward in a much more positive way.   

Copy-Kids DVD runs for 115 minutes and retails for $19.95.  It’s available at www.Copy-Kids.com.  Copy-Kids has also generously offered a copy for one of my readers!!  Fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win this awesome DVD!  Thank You Copy-Kids!

**Disclosure** The products in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in the review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation


  1. Peas! Had a terrible time with those. Then we told him there were 'summer' peas and 'winter' peas, with summer ones being the sweet, yummy ones. So now he will eat summer peas but not winter peas. Funny though how the winter peas are never in our house anymore....

  2. We have this for review too - I haven't showed it to my 3 year old, but am hoping that he takes interest in it! It is great for very young children, I believe!

    1. I hope your's takes to it, too. I'll watch to see what you think of it when you post your review.

  3. Apples, they don´t like them :S

  4. It's so hard to get my daughter to eat ANY of them! My son will eat anything except for green beans.

  5. My grandkids won't eat tomatoes.

  6. Peas..my kids really don't like peas.