kidoing! (rhymes with boing) is a mom-owned company created to help parents and teachers get children excited about eating nutritious foods to help maintain a healthy body.
We have found visual aids are really important in helping children learn what nutritious foods look like, so we created a large colorful poster that tells a story…the story of which foods are helpful to your immune system and why.
Our first poster for a healthy immune system features 18 foods that are known to support a healthy immune system. There also are three commonly-found ingredients that work against your body’s natural defenses that children are discouraged to consume.
Display the poster in your house where you and your children can have a discussion about food choices…not only will they learn about how foods work in your body, but they will be empowered to identify nutritious foods and make good choices.
Our motto is “Getting Kids Doing” because we know if we teach them, they will do the right thing.
Over five years ago, I clipped a magazine article about strong bones. It had pictures of lots of vegetables and described how their nutritional composition supported strong bones. Many of the vegetables were ones I had a really hard time getting my daughter to eat such as kale, spinach, and red peppers. I posted the magazine clipping in my kitchen and showed my daughter hoping that a visual might help. She took an interest in it immediately because she wanted to have strong bones so she could run and jump higher than the other kids! Over the course of the next couple months, I started introducing the veggies I would give her as those that were on her “strong bones” chart. I would show her what they looked like and give her a brief description of why that food was going to help her get strong bones.
What happened over the next six months was amazing. She ate what I was serving her, AND she started asking for these veggies by name because they were on her strong bones chart. One day passed when I hadn’t given her any veggies on her chart. She got upset and said that she needs to eat the food to get strong bones! She even started asking for peas and peppers AT BREAKFAST!
At that point, I realized I might be on to something. Kids want to do what’s right for their bodies. They just need us, their parents and teachers, to teach them how their bodies work and what foods fuel them.
I created the Immunity Poster because it seems kids are sick a lot, but don’t have to be! Our family was sick on and off for years (literally) until we put a very strong emphasis on a nutritious whole foods diet with very little sugar (along with adding the good food, you do need to drastically reduce or eliminate processed food).
My hope is that parents will work with their children, using our kid-friendly posters, to help them understand how immunity works and what foods support a healthy immune system. After all, it’s NO FUN TO BE SICK!
Kids can do it with kidoing!—let’s work together to “get kids doing!”
Wishing you and your family the best health,
Jennifer, kidoing! Founder
Please note: I am not a medical professional. I am a mom who believes that whole foods are one of the keys to a healthy body. (I’m a big believer in getting plenty of rest and spending time outdoors, too!)
The information shared on this site is for informational purposes only. Please consult with your doctor or health care provider with specific questions regarding your and your children’s diets. kidoing! will not be held accountable for use or misuse of information shared on this site.
Children under the age of 1 should not consume honey. Anyone with allergies should not consume anything they are allergic to.