The beautiful array of colours you see in fruits and vegetables come from antioxidant phytonutrients called carotenoids and flavonoids. Phytonutrients help our body’s natural detoxification systems and boost our immune systems. Or, in more simple terms, help keep our brains, body’s and organs healthy.

Fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, herbs and spices, legumes, nuts and seeds are jam packed with phytonutrients, that come in a whole host of different colours – the colours of the rainbow.

Our ‘Eat the Rainbow’ challenge returns from 9th-13th May. A wide mix of naturally coloured foods, will be available for lunch, throughout the week. Continue the challenge at home, during breakfast, evening meals and over the weekend.

Your challenge is to eat as many different coloured foods groups as you can each day, both at school, and at home. At the end of the week, tot up your scores to see your total.

Can you reach the top score of 42 during our Eat the Rainbow challenge? If not, don’t worry, you can repeat the challenge as many times as you like!

Good luck.

Print our Eat The Rainbow Challenge worksheet.