Food paint is simple: It's just a condiment like maple syrup or strawberry sauce, but in tubes small enough for little people to manage. You can draw with it too!
Noshi edible organic Food Paint is something we're amazed hasn't been invented already. It's three different edible colors made from organic fruit puree (with no added sugar, salt or preservatives) that kids can use to decorate their meals and then eat.
It's such a simple idea, and guaranteed to get kids more interested in their food. They'll feel more involved and it will make mealtimes more fun, whether they're creating mini-masterpieces or a major mess. They can write their name across their ice-cream or draw faces on their pancakes. Whatever their imagination can conjure.
Research shows that kids are far more likely to eat their food if they help to prepare it. They take pride in their work and actually think about what it is and what went into it - the ingredients and the effort. If you can also offer them a product that's fun, which they look forward to using and which gets them to focus on mealtimes. Then at least some of those maddening conversations will become a thing of the past - at least that's the hope!
Food Paint is sold in a box of three tubes, like a paint set from an art store, with each tube containing a different brightly-colored fruit puree: red strawberry, yellow peach and purple-ish blue blueberry.
- 3 tubes of Food Paint: Red, Purple, and Yellow
- Strawberry Ingredients: Strawberries*, Pear juice concentrate*, Less than 2% of the following: Beet juice powder (color)*, Guar gum*, Gum arabic*, Xanthan gum, Ascorbic acid (vitamin c)
- Peach Ingredients: Peaches*, Less than 2% of the following: Pear juice concentrate*, Guar gum*, Gum arabic*, Xanthan gum, Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), beet juice powder (color)*
- Blueberry Ingredients: Blueberries*, Pear juice concentrate*, Less than 2% of the following: Guar gum*, Gum arabic, Xanthan gum
Pegi and Tomo met in 2013 when Tomo volunteered to do friendly visiting with the elderly and was paired with Pegi's husband Ben, who'd recently suffered a stroke. The three of them still meet every Friday and try to put the world to rights - with varying degrees of success.
When they first started meeting Tomo was a full time parent and was frustrated about the limited options available when looking for healthy kids' food products, especially given that Tomo's kids were both extremely picky eaters. Tomo would discuss this with Ben and Pegi until one evening Pegi emailed Tomo to say she'd had an idea. It was an idea that became Food Paint.