Get Ready for Eat a Rainbow Week 2011!

Festive Dessert PizzaThe Chatham County Schools, CCCC Natural Chef Program, and Chatham County Public Health Department have joined together for Eat a Rainbow Week, a week-long campaign to promote the importance of eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables.

Eat a Rainbow Week 2011 will be celebrated from March 7th-13th to coincide with National Nutrition Month. Each weekday during Eat a Rainbow Week has a theme color:

Monday, March 7th: Red

Tuesday, March 8th: Orange & Yellow

Wednesday, March 9th: Green

Thursday, March 10th: Blue & Purple

Friday, March 11th: Celebrate the whole rainbow!

The idea is to eat fruits and vegetables of the theme colors and to celebrate the colors however you can each day. At the end of the week, after you’ve learned about the benefits of each color and tried new fruits and vegetables that you enjoy, it will be time to practice eating the whole rainbow each day.  After Eat a Rainbow Week is finished, that will continue to be a great goal.

Chatham County’s schools and restaurants will be celebrating and we invite YOU and your family to celebrate too.

If it’s a challenge for you to fit in a rainbow of fruits and vegetables every day, use this as a fun challenge to up your servings. If you already do a good job with your servings, use this as an opportunity to try something new, either an unfamiliar fruit or vegetable you’ve had your eye on or a new healthy recipe!

Each day during Eat a Rainbow Week, we’ll post new recipes, tips, and fun to help keep you inspired. You’ll find it all at the Eat a Rainbow Week page by clicking on the Eat a Rainbow tab above.

If you are a teacher or school administrator and would like to get your class or school involved, please see for resources and materials. Also keep an eye on that site for the list of restaurants that will be participating in Eat a Rainbow Week this year.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Eat a Rainbow week, please contact Ellie Morris, School Health Liaison with the Chatham County Public Health Department at or 919-545-8514.


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