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VERONA (WMSN) -- A registered dietitian showing children how to brighten their food for better health. It's in effort to get more kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.


Fox 47 News ventured out to a home in Verona - where the dietitian was showing a group of children how to do this, by making rainbow pizza.


"It's really healthy for you cause you can get into shape and wont get diabetes or heart disease you'll be really healthy as life goes on," said 4th grader Evan Schmidt.


"Most of our Vitamin A and Vitamin C are what we get from our really colorful foods so that's why it's important to eat all of this," Registered Dietitian Jennifer Smith told the group of children.


One of the most important messages the registered dietitian tells children - is to try and incorporate at least 3 different colors into every meal you eat.


"Because that's what's better for you than chocolate cause the dull colors ardent as good for you," said Kate Veak, 4th grader.


"Fiber can be found in vegetables and its better to have rainbow colored food to eat," said Hanah Pierce, 4th Grader.


Just keeping your eye out for the brightest colors, can make you and your family more healthy.


"You have to make it interactive cause kids - they lead by example," said Smith.


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Here's how you can make Rainbow Pita Pizza:


Ingredients:


--1 or 2 packs of wheat pita pockets (6-8" in diameter)


--1 pack creamy cheese wedges


--1 cup grape tomatoes


--1 orange and 1 yellow bell pepper


--1 bag of organic baby spinach


--1 bunch of green onions


--Fresh basil (chopped)


--2 cups of pre-sliced small button mushrooms


--2 bags shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


--Dried oregano


Directions:


--Preheat oven to 400 degrees


--Slice each pita pocket in half along the seam of each pocket to make 2 rounds from each pita


--Place the pita rounds cut side up onto baking sheets


--Spread half of one creamy cheese wedges on each pita round


--Top with chopped spinach, a few slices of bell pepper, green onions and grape tomatoes


--Top with a handful of shredded cheese, sprinkle basil, dried oregano and mushroom slices on top


--Place baking sheets in the oven. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.


--Remove the baking sheets from the oven using potholders. Use a large spatula to move the individual pizzas to plates.

Children learn how to eat healthy, through a colorful diet

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