Disclosure: I received the following products free in order to do the review no other compensation was received.
It is known throughout the world that Americans as a whole tend to eat too much. Although, I am not an expert I have to say it is my opinion that a lot of that has to do with incorrect perspectives of food portioning. I know growing up in my house my family piled our plates high. Our main feature of any meal was a meat dish typically taking over half of the plate or on a high carb day such as spaghetti it would be a plate full of noodles with sauce. Since this is the way I learned this is the way I portion out food for my children. Since given the opportunity to check out the Fresh Baby product line I have definitely been awakened to how incorrect I have been about portions.
Fresh Baby is a company that provides products as well as education about feeding your family in a healthy way. Through their website you have the opportunity to check out some cool products a few of which I will highlight shortly as well as provides recipes and advice to help you reach your goal of feeding your family in the best way possible.
Of all the products I was sent for review the ones that we are getting the most use out of are the plates. Fresh baby offers portion plates that are designed to give you a physical slot to put the food in so you know how much of each to eat. Although, typically the childs one ends up being a bit much for a sitting for my two and four year old I like that it gives me a ratio. I also think in the near future it will hold the perfect amounts for them. The adult portion plate immediately showed me how I over portion for myself. As one of the millions who is has some extra weight I can visually see why when seeing how my previous portions overwhelmed the plate.
My second favorite item was the portion control card, with a title like How Much Should My Child Eat? it obviously is a topic that is dear to my heart. I want my kids to live healthy, I am sure every parent reading this feels the same so when I say this is my second favorite it is a close second. The information provides is really useful, the plates only win out because they are a more physical representation and remind me even when I am too tired from work to read something.
Another product we received for review was the Let's Move Foam Puzzle. This foam puzzle is vibrant in color and easy enough that the kids could do it with help. It was a nice way to start a conversation about playing outside with the kids. We also received two Waterbottles the kids and parents. I love the colors and picture found on them. The bottles themselves are great for transporting, so while out you can fill them up and have water anywhere you go.
One of the cutest things that we received is the Kids Apron. It is a great size for our four year old and it makes her feel like a chef. Kids her age are very much into dressing up if she could be a princess everyday she would, but in this apron I can dress her up like a chef. Teach her how to feed herself in a healthy way. I like having the opportunity to show her that although being a princess is wonderful so is cooking healthy for yourself.