There are many benefits of eating colorful foods.
Besides the healthy nutritional advantages, children are more likely to try new fruits and vegetables that represent the bright shades of the rainbow.
For more information please see the website Everyday Health.
Here are suggestions found at local farmers markets.
Red provides vitamins A & C.
Orange provides vitamins A, C, B6, potassium and fiber.
Yellow provides fiber, potassium, manganese and vitamin A.
Green is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and typically fiber.
Try lettuce from Tina Ryan, mixed greens grown at Malletts Bay School and kale from Dr. Jacobs's garden, all available at Colchester Farmers Market.
Blue provides antioxidants and fiber.
Try blueberries from Paul Mazza's Fruits and Vegetables or enjoy picking your own at their location in Colchester.
Purple have antioxidants, vitamin A and flavonoids.
Try red onions from Parsons Farm or blackberries from United Church of Colchester, at Colchester Farmers Market.
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