Have you ever thought about using adult coloring books with your clients or patients? Coloring can be meditative. It takes your mind off your worries. It relaxes the brain. And with our unique MyPlate adult coloring book, you get the added benefit of being exposed to healthy messages and images of healthy foods!
We have five ideas for how you can use our MyPlate coloring book, which is geared toward adults and teens:
Color-while-you-wait. In a waiting area, set up a table with a few of our MyPlate coloring books and a mug or two filled with sharpened colored pencils. Add a sign that invites people to sit down and color, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Maybe something like this: “Stressed out? Relax with some coloring!”
Color-for-a-tough-audience. Have you ever been asked to teach a healthy eating class and the audience is restless or just not that interested? We’ve all been there! Maybe it’s a group of high school students who have other things on their minds, a lunch-and-learn with stressed out employees, or an evening class where people are tired. Flip the switch with some MyPlate coloring!
Color-to-recharge. Teaching a seminar or workshop? When you give participants a restroom break, add an extra five minutes for some MyPlate coloring.
Color-to-recover. Coloring is great for patients recovering from surgery. It gives their brains something to concentrate on besides pain, discomfort, boredom, or worry.
Color-giveaway. Use our MyPlate adult coloring books as prizes at health fairs, biometric screenings, open houses, and other events.
And don’t forget to save one for yourself — your brain deserves a break, too!
Many areas of the country are cloudy and gray this time of the year. What we need is some color! Until spring decides to make an appearance, feast your eyes on our Colors of Health themed materials.
Brighten up the cafeteria with our gorgeous Color Your World With Food salad bar sign. (It also works fine as a table top sign.) With beautiful pictures on both sides, this sign doesn’t need a bunch of words to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables.
For smaller spaces and bulletin boards, our Color Your World With Food poster is just what you need. It adds a big pop of color and shouts “eat your fruits & veggies!”
Let everyone take home some color with our Colors of Food bookmarks and stickers. These are bound to make them long for opening day at the farmer’s market. Remind them that frozen fruits and veggies are a great option all year long.
Have some fun with our new Fruit and Vegetable Masks! They’re easy to put on and will fit all ages. More than 20 varieties of fruits and vegetables are featured, so be sure to see who can name them.
Ask everyone what they ate for dinner last night. How many colors are included in the answers?
Take a tour of a farmer’s market for spring. What is the dominant color? The answer is probably green!
See if everyone can guess what this vegetable is called!
The answer is Romanesco! It is a cross between cauliflower and broccoli and has a nice delicate flavor when roasted with a little olive oil and garlic. Enjoy!