Farm to Fork: Raising Kids Who Know Real Food #RealFoodRocks

As a whole, we seem to have lost touch with our food. The average five-year-old today may be able to feed their virtual pets with ease, but few have been to or even seen an actual working farm. Statistics are startling: people just don’t seem to know where their food comes from or how it gets to their table. But there is a real food movement with growing momentum. A movement of moms and dads are seeking to return to the farm to fork basics, before our food became an industry, before GMOs, before chemicals, before there was anything but organic farming.

From agritourism hubs and farm stay vacations to local u-pick farms, fields, and must-try mom hacks, here’s how to raise kids who know real food. 

Oh, and we are giving away some fabulous prizes to celebrate real food, including $500 of gift cards to Thrive Market & variety packs of Ruby Rockets fruit & veggie snacks! Enter below.

Teaching Kids about Real Food

Trekaroo #RealFoodRocks celebrates real, authentic food and gives you tips and tricks to help your child learn where their food comes from.

Here at Trekaroo, we are passionate about how travel and authentic learning experiences come together, but that doesn’t mean travel is the only way to teach your kiddos about real food. We teamed up with four lifestyle bloggers to share their best tips and inspiration for making real food a part of family life. And we’ve also rounded up our very favorite places to connect kids to where their food grows across the nation. (Keep reading to enter our giveaway!)

Trekaroo Food Revolution- Connecting Kids to Where Their Food Grows #realfoodrocksFood Revolution: Connecting Kids to Where their Food Grows

The agritourism business is booming. Turns out, families actually really enjoy learning how our nation’s agriculture and farming industries work. Kids learn to milk cows. Crops are watered. Seeds are planted (both physically & metaphorically), and a real food movement is stirred in the next generation.

Read more about the best places to connect kids with food across North America.



Healthy Meal Tips from Kids for Kids #ReadFoodRocks@RubysRockets @FoodFunFamilyHealthy Meal Tips From the Kids, For the Kids

Want to incorporate healthy eating into your family’s lifestyle? Get kids involved in the process! Kids can contribute to family cooking, shopping, and even gardening, and they’re happy to share their best tips for eating right!

Read more tips from the kids at Food.Fun.Family.







Healthy Lunch Ideas and lunchbox notes printables #RealFoodRocks @RubysRockets via @SkiptomyloublogCute Lunch Box Notes

How to inspire your kids to eat right on the go? Add fun notes to their lunch boxes to remind them you’re thinking of them and to encourage healthy eating habits. What a great idea!

Read more about creating your own notes at Skip to my Lou.






Wholesome Food for the Whole Family #RealFoodRocks @RubysRockets via @urbanblisslifeWholesome Food for the Whole Family

Do you know where your food comes from? It’s hard to tell sometimes when you’re at the grocery store, staring down aisles and aisles of pretty packages and fine print, isn’t it? But eating healthy can be fun!

Read more about sourcing wholesome food for the family at Urban Bliss Life.





How t get Picky Kids to eat Veggies and Fruits #RealFoodRocks @RubysRockets via @Travelmamas

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruit

Have a picky kid? It’s possible to get him or her to like vegetables and fruit. And spoiler alert: it’s not all about the classic bait and switch…kids can learn to like veggies without trickery!

Read more about getting picky kids to eat right at Travel Mamas.




Sponsor Spotlight: Ruby Rockets

RR-ColoredBackground_NewWhite_2015.11.4 (1) Ruby’s Naturals, Inc., parent company to Ruby Rockets, makes delicious, healthy, non-dairy fruit & veggie snacks for the whole family. They’ve been creating organic, non-GMO, real food with no added sugar, since 2013. Whether it’s a refreshing non-dairy fruit and veggie ice pop enjoyed best on a hot summer day, or a kid-friendly, non-dairy yogurt alternativeTM convenient for on-the-go occasions, Ruby’s Naturals, Inc. is committed to serving nutritious, yummy snacks that the whole family can enjoy.

Try the travel-friendly Ruby Rockets Non-Dairy Yogurt alternative

Exclusive Discount Code for @RubysRockets Non-diary Yogurt #RealFoodRocks

This alternative yogurt tube is dairy and sugar free. Just the delicious goodness of organic fruits and veggies. Full of wholesome goodness like coconut milk and chia seeds. Vegan and gluten free too.


Get free shipping on one variety 3-pack of Ruby Rockets Non-dairy yogurt alternative using code Trekaroo0816.  Limited to the first 100 orders.



Enter to Win a Real Food Gift Pack (3 Winners)!

To celebrate Trekaroo’s love of real food, we’re giving three families real-food prize packs worth over $500.

  • Grand prize winner (1 winner): $300 Thrive Market gift card + two variety packs of Ruby Rockets products. Value: $310
  • Runner-up prize winners (2 winners): $100 Thrive Market gift card + two variety packs of Ruby Rockets products.  Value: $110 per prize

Enter today and everyday for the next two weeks via the Rafflecopter widget below:

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Join the #RealFoodRocks movement and share how you’re rockin’ real food on social media

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Giveaway Rules and Guidelines

Rules and Guidelines:

  • No purchase necessary
  • Three (3) raffle winners will be selected
  • Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
  • 18 years of age and older
  • US and Canada residents only, excluding residents of the Provence of Quebec.
  • Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email.  (Usually 3 days)
  • After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.

Entry Period: August 1, 2016 at 12:01 AM PST to August 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST

Sponsored by: Ruby Rockets


Featured photo by: Bigstock/romrodinka

About the author

Katie Bodell is Trekaroo’s Blog Editor, a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. She loves the Bible, learning & research, musical theater, indy music, artsy films, languages, and diverse cultural encounters. Her husband is thankful that google can now answer all of her perpetual random questions.
15 Responses
  1. Rosie

    At home it isn’t much of a problem, it is when they are at other places and there is a lot of junk foods around.

  2. Michelle C

    The non dairy yogurt looks awesome and we’d love to give it a try! We’ve been able to switch to an alternative do everything but yogurt in our dairy sensitive house. Love these!

  3. Michelle C

    We have been gardening since my child was born so we love real food. We struggled in the toddler years with pickiness but we recently had to give up gluten and that has caused him to expand his pickiness!

  4. Linda

    My son, so far, is well educated about real food because his father and grandmother care very much about growing their own vegetables.

  5. Theresa

    Our kids enjoy eating healthy foods because we really emphasize how great it is to eat things that are good for their bodies.

  6. rusthawk

    From the time they were little I focused more on fresh fruits and real foods instead of the packaged stuff or fast food. The habits seems to have rooted.

  7. Stacey Roberson

    My oldest daughter, who is 17, is really the only one who understands real food. My other children are 4 and 5 months. It’s important for my daughter to eat real food, due to allergies. She’s also a very health conscious person. Sometimes, it is a challenge as we are always on the go, which makes eating healthy difficult.

  8. Stacey Roberson

    My 4 year old son would most enjoy the Gravity Grape Frozen Pop. The 5 month old might like them too, as she’s currently teething.

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