Welcome to Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow
...and now, the sequel: Where Does a Rainbow Grow?
Many resources await you! Scroll down the page for a rainbow adventure...
What You'll Find on this Page
- Who this book is for
- Give it a Go, Eat a Rainbow (book one in the series)
- Vas a Estar Feliz, Come un Arco Iris (Spanish edition)
- Where Does a Rainbow Grow? (book two in the series)
- Purchasing Options
- Download your very own Blake (and Sammy)
- More (free) downloadable resources
- Ways to engage with the book's team
- What experts are saying about the book series
- In the news!
- For the media
- For schools
- Tagboard community at #Blakeeatsarainbow
Who this Book is For
Targeting early childhood and elementary school age groups, this picture book series uses simple yet profound techniques to promote healthy eating habits in children. Each page is created for maximum engagement, using a delightful combination of photography, illustration, color and text.
- Are you a parent or teacher hoping to encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits?*
- Want to support healthy eating messages in a fun, educational and positive way?
- Looking for great educational messaging with beautiful art?
*According to recent data, 91% of Americans don't eat the daily recommendation for veggies!
- Usted es padre o maestro que quiere dar ganas a los niños comer mås verduras y frutas?
- Quiere Usted dar mensajes a los niños en una manera divertida, educactional, y positiva?
- Quiere en libro educacional que tambien tiene arte y fotos bonitos?
Download your very own Blake (and Sammy)!
Cut Blake Out!
Take Blake to your next healthy snack/meal. Snap a photo of Blake with your healthy foods! Don't forget to be part of the Blake healthy eating community-- use #Blakeeatsarainbow (see bottom of this page for other posts in this community)
Free Downloadable Resource- Fruits and Veggies by Color!
More(Free!) Downloadable Resources
Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow is not just a book; it is a multi-media resource to help parents, teachers, groups and individuals eat better and be healthier!
Our Resources Page has planning materials, curricula, recipes and everything you need to create your very own Rainbow Day at your school, organization or home!
Most of the resources are available in both English and Spanish.
Also check out our acknowledgements page for a story of how this book came to be- with so many folks involved. We are so filled with gratitude for the large team involved.
Ways to Engage with the Book's Team
What experts are saying about the Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow Series
"Teaching kids where our food comes from is an extremely important part of establishing healthy eating patterns at a young age. Sammy the bunny (from Where Does a Rainbow Grow) is the perfect ambassador to take young readers on a magical journey to learn how to identify plants as healthy food sources. Students are already connected to Blake and love to be reminded how each color group from Mother Earth helps our bodies and gives us energy. An important addition to school and home libraries."
-Chef Ann Cooper, internationally recognized author, chef, educator, speaker, advocate for healthy food for all children and founder of the Chef Ann Foundation.
"As an organic gardener and a mother of two, I’m thrilled to see a book that makes eating simple, whole fruits and vegetables fun and accessible for kids. In a world full of screens, processed foods, and bad news, Kathryn and Alex’s engaging message is more important than ever.
-Jeanne Nolan, founder of The Organic Gardener and author of From the Ground Up
"I love the message of Give It A Go, Eat A Rainbow. Using a very positive, uplifting approach, Kathryn and Alex very skillfully provide an essential teaching to the young reader in a way that is fun, engaging, and inspiring. This book needs to be shared with every child to help set them on a path of healthy eating for a lifetime."
-Joan Posivy, Bestselling author of The Way Success Works: How to Decide, Believe, and Begin to Live Your Best Life
"Getting kids excited about eating fruits and veggies is a top health priority for our nation. I'm thrilled to see a fun and inspiring book (Where Does a Rainbow Grow) targeting kids at a very young age. That age group is where the magic can happen in terms of establishing healthy dietary patterns that last a lifetime."
-Dr. Tia Rains, PhD in Nutrition
Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow is an inspired, inspiring romp through eating healthfully. With the help of her son and some talented friends, Guylay makes eating fruits and vegetables a delicious daily habit for all ages.
-Tanya Steel, Creator of the Healthy Kids Lunchtime Challenge and co-author ofReal Food for Healthy Kids
Blake and the Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow Team in the News!
Why the Kickstarter?
Traditional publishers turned down our idea of a 54-page book about a magical journey through healthy produce. Why? They said kids "didn't have the attention span" for a book longer than 32 pages. We are proving them wrong! (Click on the image above to learn more).