We’re on a big Jamie Oliver kick around these parts. Zach and I watched his English Ministry of Food program last year and it inspired a lot of discussion about why we eat the way we eat, how we can change it and — for lack of a better word — the morality of telling other people what they should and shouldn’t put in their bodies. The “we’s” in that sentence being both our family and Americans as a whole. Needless to say, I was excited when Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution debuted on American TV a few weeks ago. We have been watching it with Wyatt and it’s interesting to see how viewing it with our picky-ish eater is adding to and changing the previous discussions we had about what Jamie is trying to accomplish. I’m still tossing a lot of those ideas around in my head and I’d like to write more about them, but in the mean-time I had something to share with you all.
The second episode of the Food Revolution (you can watch it on Hulu) featured what I consider to be a brilliant idea: encourage kids to try new foods by giving them a congratulatory sticker when they taste an unfamiliar food. It’s such a simple idea, but one that could actually be pretty effective in our house. So I decided to get busy and make a few stickers for the resistant little non-tryer of new foods in our house.
I made three themes: kittens, pink stars and robot. Check them out below:
Kitten I tried something new — Download PDF
Pink Stars I tried something new — Download PDF
Robot I tried something new — Download PDF
If you need help figuring out how to print and punch these out, see the instructions for the printable marmalade canning labels I featured a few weeks ago.
And, if you end up using these stickers, I’d love to hear about how they work out! Shoot me an email or leave me a comment below so I can send people over to your blog to see the labels in action!
I feel like I should say something Jamie-ish and inspirational now. How about:
Viva la Revoltion, bro-tha!
Or how about:
This is just lovely and brilliant, my darlings!