Copy-Kids Gets Kids to Eat Veggies

Copy-Kids is a joy-filled video and an innovative tool for parents who want to get children to enjoy eating fruits and vegetables.  The Copy-Kids DVD capitalizes on the fact that kids like to try what they see other kids doing and it creates healthy eating habits.

Copy-Kids Gets Kids to Eat Veggies and Fruit:

Each DVD chapter features several entertaining children aged 9 months to 4 years, eating a fruit or vegetable with joy and delight. It’s a simple but revolutionary tool for parents who want their kids to develop a life-long habit of healthy eating.

Sounds like a great idea, right?  But does it work?  Well this testimonial I read on their site convinced me!

“I put in the Copy-Kids DVD and chose carrots since Bug won’t touch them with a nine foot pole. I handed him a small bowl of carrots and pushed play on the DVD. He immediately smiled as he watched the kids eating carrots. Then I watched in amazement as he ate a bite of carrot just as the kids on the DVD did. Then he said “mmmmm” copying one of the children as she said it. He ate the whole bowl as he was watching.”

Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD
Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD

It makes sense when you think about it. Kids do like to watch TV and they do like to copy what they see. Kids also love to watch people and copy what they see. Often we give our kids snacks without sitting down to snack ourselves so the Copy-Kids DVD seems like it would be a great tool for modeling a healthy behavior. In fact, Copy-Kids actually won Dr. Toy’s Top 10 Best Audio/Video Products Award.

You can buy the Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD on their website or at select retailers.

Copy-Kids did provide information about the DVD. I did not receive monetary compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.


  1. says

    I watched the video (trailerl) over at Copy Kids. While, kids don’t always keep the habits they developed as toddlers (mine sure didn’t), it is a cute idea and couldn’t hurt to show kids!

  2. Kim H says

    Watched Copy Kids, its worth trying. Our kids eat veggies when we sit down and enjoy them together. They actually fight over who has more broccoli.

  3. olivia rubin says

    its a cute video and can only help your child if you practice and set the example for them on a regular, consistent basis.

  4. Mami2jcn says

    I watched the video. My older son loves broccoli but my younger son hates vegetables (except carrots). I think it’s great this video encourages children to eat more veggies.

  5. Jeffrey says

    I watched the video and found it entertaining but where was this when my boys were younger. I don’t really believe that eating habits are totally paved out when you are younger as mine have changed drastically. It took almost 25 years and I hope it takes my kids less. They really don’t eat any veggies and I consider myself “almost” vegetarian. They sure do like fruit though!

  6. Amy Lynn says

    The video is a great concept. The power of social influence is amazing and this could really impact children’s eating habits positively!

  7. Amanda Sakovitz says

    i thought the video trailer was adorable and the kids were so cute. they looked like they were having a lot of fun with veggies!

  8. Debra S says

    I DO think it true, that the habits and patterns YOU set down for the kids from the start create LIFeLONG habits for them!! They might not like foods, certain ones, when little, but as our taste buds change, if you keep serving them, eventually they will like them.

  9. Margaret Smith says

    I watched the video and think it’s a good idea for kids to see other kids eating healthy and that they will also copy.
    Good video, some great ideas.

  10. Marcia Goss says

    I watched the trailer. Some kids are just picky eaters, and any help in getting them to eat their veggies is welcome.

  11. Patricia Graefe says

    I watched the video and although I agree with the observation that kids like to copy other kids, I would be hard pressed to see this is action over a long period of time. I believe what the lady said, making sure you have it, is the most important part. Kids also like to copy what adults do and if they never see the adults eat fresh fruit and veg, then chances are they won’t either. It would also be great if the cost of fresh fruit and veg were low enough that we could have it around all the time. I really liked watching it though…as did my grand daughter.

  12. Debbie Welchert says

    I watched the video trailer and it seems like a good idea. My grandson would love watching it but he will try everything. He loves vegetables.

  13. Kimberly L. says

    I liked the video. My son’s elementary school is doing something similar and has partnered with a local farm to bring fresh vegetables into the school cafeteria. They’ve been featured on the USDA blog as well as on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Pretty cool!

  14. Margie Kairis says

    I think the idea behind the Copy Kids’ videos is great. Just like kids copy older siblings, they copy what they see on TV as models, and early habits do in fact stick, and getting kids to eat healthy early on can help them continue to do so their entire lives with greater ease.

    I entered the giveaway in rafflecopter under the name Sandy Hill (my facebook name)

  15. Margie Kairis says

    I liked the copy-kids facebook page! :)

    By the way, I made an error in my last comment: I didn’t enter the giveaway in rafflecopter, I realize this is not a rafflecopter giveaway; sorry, my mistake, I was getting confused. But yeah for verification purposes my facebook name is Sandy Hill, which is different than the name I am commenting under (Margie Kairis).

  16. Biki says

    I watched the video and I hope that showing this to my niece and nephews would encourage them… Maybe then they’ll even like it

  17. Kristie D. says

    I watched the trailer. Audrey was crazy with those peppers. Wow! Sounds like a great concept. Worth a try anyway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  18. amy v says

    i think the video trailor is reaslly interesting…my friend and i were just saying how our kids eat better around other kids! lol

    annae07 at aol dot com

  19. Celia Husmann says

    Cute video. Kids definitely learn from other kids! But my son’s eating habits have changed since toddler-hood. He’s open to try new things each day.

  20. Jennifer T. says

    I liked the video. I think it’s definitely true that kids follow the leads of other kids.

  21. Stephanie.O says

    I watched the video, I agree that kids do copy at this age. I don’t know it it would work with my older daughter… she is nine. I don’t know if it would have even when she was younger.

  22. shaunie wyatt says

    I think the video was very informative… it does matter that children start young learning good eating habits… Copying other kids was a great idea (some will not do it unless they see someone else and especially those they like and their age range) Great video (and Important)!!

  23. LeAnn Headrick says

    I love Whole Foods. I think it is a great store contributing to good health for our society. I personaly have Lupus and my deit has helped in my pain. Thank you, hope I win!

  24. Sylvie W says

    First of all, what happy kids and such “personality” faces.

    Now, for the video, its the modern version of monkey see, monkey do. Back in the stone age, you had to actually see someone in person doing a specific act and now videos, webcams, etc . . . seal the deal.

    Two thumbs on using technology for the good of these small fries.

  25. says

    I liked the video and I thought it was so cute. The faces that some of the kids made after they ate the veggies was kind of funny. But I agree that kids copy what they see.

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  26. says

    The video is so cute. I liked watching the kids eat with their fingers and it makes sense. peer influence is a powerful learning tool!
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  27. ria says

    nice video- my kids go through phases of like/dislike with their veggies so sometimes I have to bribe them to eat it.

  28. LeAnn Headrick says

    First VERY CUTE!How could you not smile with those beautiful children! Next I honestly never thought of that concept, as far as food is concered. I have seen other children copy in play so it only makes sense that they would copy other kids eating habbits. What a wonderful idea!

  29. says

    This is really a smart and unique concept! The kids on the video were adorable and what the doc said really does make sense. I know for me, I was raised on meat and potatoes and it took me 27 years to get out of that habit!

  30. ewhatley says

    cute video – little ones love to do what adults and older kids do, so they’ll copy if you’re eating veggies

  31. Nancy says

    I watched the trailer found it interesting and uplifting. I got a kick out of the little girl chomping into whole colorful bell peppers!

  32. Richard Hicks says

    Think it was fantastic. Loved the kid chomping down on the big peppers. LOL!

    Now if we could get some picky adult eaters to copy these kids!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  33. says

    I thought teddy with the carrots was cute and enticing. The veggies are ones that would definitely be in the house.

    Personally, I think some of the strong flavored veggies like broccoli people either like or cannot tolerate. I really dislike Broccoli, but my daughter likes it. It’s definitely a taste because I told her it was horrible before she ate it, and she looked at me and said, ‘just b/c you don’t like it doesn’t mean I won’t.’ She has always been an adventurous eater.

  34. Angela Cash says

    I think the video is a great way to model behavior and create eating habits that kids will carry with them into adulthood.

  35. Caroline Morin says

    The video was interesting and fun, as well as educational. It seems like such a simple concept, but I’d never thought about it before. Brilliant!

  36. Kellie Conklin says

    I thought the trailer was adorable. It was clear they chose kids with big personalities which helps draw kids attention! I loved Audrey eating those huge peppers :) I also like how it explains the concept behind the video! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. rene chartier says

    The video provides a visual for the children to relate to and other children to idenitfy with. My little ones loved it. They imitate what they see on things like this.Thank you for the contest.

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