Angelique Lorence

Little things make a big difference for kids’ snacks

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Recently, I signed up to bring fresh fruit to my son Roman’s pre-school class and when I showed up with this tray full of snacks, I realized had signed up for the wrong date! Thankfully, Roman’s sweet pre-school teachers didn’t turn away a tray full of fresh fruit and said that his class really likes to eat. Why doesn’t that surprise me? The class ended up enjoying double the fruit for the day.


And I hope the kids enjoyed eating this Rainbow Fruit Tray as much as I enjoyed making it! It was easy to put together and is a smart choice, especially since fruit needs to be cut for little mouths anyway.


When serving kids fresh fruit or simply for snack duty at school, consider trying this one extra step. Putting fresh fruit in the shape of something, such as a spring flower or a rainbow, makes for a fun presentation for kids. Remember, it’s the little things for all of us that make a big difference. Roman was so excited to bring this fruit tray to his friends!


Here are a few fruit ideas for each color of the rainbow:



Red: Strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, cherries


Orange: Orange slices or segments, peaches, cantaloupe, papaya


Yellow: Pineapple, mango, bananas, golden kiwi


Green: Kiwi, honeydew, green grapes


Blue: Blueberries, blackberries, plum


Purple: Red grapes, plums


White: Little bowls of vanilla yogurt, bananas, marshmallows



Web columnist and local blogger Angelique Lorence is a mother of three boys, a Robert Morris University alumna and resident of Washington County. Visit her personal blog Where the Piggy Toes Go for this column and more on family, food, fashion and everything in between. Follow The Piggy Toes on Facebook and on Twitter: @thepiggytoes.


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