Eating the Rainbow: 10 Picture Books About Fruits and Vegetables

by Lindsay Barrett

Do your kids’ diets look a little … beige? It can take some strategic effort to get kids to eat (and enjoy!) a healthy variety of produce. Researchers like Dr. Juliana Cohen, who gave a helpful NPR interview on this topic, have some advice: Rather than force kids to eat fruits and vegetables, we can give them lots of exposure to produce prepared in a variety of ways. We can chat positively about fruits and vegetables, like noticing their colors and textures, describing their tastes, or marveling over how they help our bodies. Of course, books are always a great way to start conversations with kids. Check out these entertaining and delicious kids’ books about fruits and vegetables to help brighten your family table.