Cai is a mom of one and Co-Founder of Copy-Kids Media, producer of the Copy-Kids Eat Fruits and Vegetables DVD.
How many children do you have and what are their ages? I have one daughter. Bella is 4½.
How did you come up with the idea for your product? When Bella was younger, I noticed that she was more willing to try new fruits and vegetables when she saw another child eating them. She liked to copy not just what they were eating, but how they were eating it. I wondered if the phenomenon could be reproduced using video. I discovered that it could. Bella watched a video of a baby eating a banana and demanded to have a banana exactly like hers. That’s when the concept was born. Find children who love to eat fruits and vegetables, film them eating them, and make those videos available to parents of young children.
What’s your favorite parenting tip? Cook less. Serve your children raw, organic foods that require little to no preparation. It conserves time and preserves nutrients.
How do you get your family to eat healthy food and/or exercise? Bella eats more when I am flexible about where she eats. I know some people want their children to sit down for every meal. It’s okay with me if she walks around munching a stalk of celery. She might never eat celery if I made her sit to eat it because it takes so long to chew!
How do you recharge your batteries? Sleep. It’s free and easy and never fails to give me a fresh outlook on life.