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The Many Benefits of Eating a Colorful Rainbow You hear that proper nutrition is important, but do you really know what this means? So many of us have good intentions but perhaps are not clear as to what proper nutrition means and how it can be carried out into our everyday life. We know that we .......

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The HueChallenge

Take The HueChallenge and eat 5 different colors of fruits or vegetables each day for 1- 2 weeks.

HueTrition is about creating a lasting, genuine lifestyle change. Get a jumpstart on improving your eating habits with HueChallenge by becoming a HueTrition member online. You will notice the positive changes in how your health and how you feel and look. To join, please visit:


Get awarded Hue Points for coloring your diet. Our database allows you to track the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat daily. You can even make it a family contest with your children or with your friends-- see which one of you can eat more of the hue-colors in a week!

  Blue/Purple Green White Yellow/Orange Red
Instructions: Fill in the fruit and/or vegetable you eat each day under the color category Aim for one of each of the five colors everyday
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Become a member of HueTrition Club, Make a difference, and Get Rewarded too!

10% of yearly membership fees will be donated to projects supporting healthier children
That increase the daily availability and consumption of fruits and vegetables, promote physical activity, and/or encourage a greener lifestyle.
As a member you will have full access to our Hue-Tracker
A database where you will be able to track daily intake of fruits and veggies and you will get awarded Hue-points for coloring your lifestyle. This is an excellent way to have fun eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies. You can even have weekly contests with your children to see who ate more color!
Hue-Points Redemption
Earn and store your Hue-points Member rewards from our Retail Partners & Sponsors by entering your code:
  • Make a healthy life style or green choice at school or participating restaurants and stores and receive a Hue-Club card with Hue-code.
  • Enter Hue-codes on our site to get points.
  • Redeem your points for prizes and rewards.
As a member you can also submit and vote for your favorite projects/charities
Vote on projects that you would like to see funded and submit projects that benefit children well being.
Plus a complimentary copy of the new HueTrition e-book
A Healthy Guide to Eating color, including recipes and tips. It gives you all tools to enter the 2-week HueChallenge and experience the great results!!!

A Healthy Guide to a Colorful Lifestyle:
Tools, Tips, and Recipes to Healthy Living

By MonicaH. SanMiguel
Founder of
HueTrition Introduction

HueTrition is nutrition by color. It is based on eating a daily variety of health promoting, pure colored and minimally processed foods, namely fruits and vegetables. Embracing HueTrition is about fostering a permanent, positive lifestyle change through incorporating a whole spectrum of fruits and vegetables into your diet (“you are what you eat, right?”).

HueTrition creates a healthy lifestyle change that lasts. It is NOT a diet, but if you have been struggling to lose weight and you take the HueChallenge described at the back of this book even for 2 weeks, you will begin to substitute your snacks and side dishes with colorful vegetables. During this time, you will not only begin to notice improvements in your energy levels and weight, but more importantly, you will be on your way to fool-proofing yourself against chronic disease (coupled with regular physical activity of course!).

Did you know the color of fruits or vegetables can tell you the vitamins and nutrients they have?

We recommend at to aim for one of each of the 5 colors every day.At HueTrition we divide these foods into 5 categories, by color: blue/purple, red, green, yellow/orange, and white. Dividing fruits and vegetables by color provides an easy way to incorporate nutrient needs and health benefits into our diet.

Eating by color is easy

As you read through the chapters and pages of this book, you will find that it really is as simple as eating by color to get the nutrients your body craves and needs for health.

The second half of this book is a children’s book

This book also serves as a guide to children. You will find the second half of the book is a story you can read to your children, one that invites them into the world of choosing food through color, and a chart to record those choices. It is important to get kids excited about eating fruits and vegetables, because diet choices at a young age can shape choices for the rest of a child’s life.

Recipes for you to make with your children and family

Five recipes are included for you to make for your family, as well as five recipes for your child and you to make together. HueTracker, a chart with a logging system, is included to keep track of each time your child eats a different color fruit or vegetable. You can also keep track online by becoming a HueClub member at This is included to make food fun for your child. Consider the way that fast food and junk food are made “fun” and colorful for children in order to make them appetizing.

Color makes food look appetizing

Food companies also use a rainbow of colors, because people are attracted to colors in their food. Very often it is not the food that contains these colors, though. It is merely the wrapper or box holding the food, meant to be appetizing or attractive. There is a reason why candies are dyed bright colors. We eat with our eyes and bright colors appeal to the appetite. Plus, without all the packaging, fruits and vegetables are better for the environment!

Freshness and nutrient value of a fruit or vegetable by the richness of its color

When you walk through a produce section, you can quickly tell the quality or freshness of a fruit or vegetable by its color. These colors are also telling us something else. They are telling us how nutrient-dense our food is. Fresh foods and colorful foods are our best choice, our best diet, and our best medicine.

Nature has made something easy for us to understand. So easy, in fact, that even a child can understand. Now, let’s read on.

A child’s palate adjusts to diet

When your child is eating healthy, their palate is conditioned to perceive sweetness in sweet fruits and vegetables. When a child is eating a lot of sugar, they may not perceive the sweet fruits and vegetables as being sweet because they might be conditioned to the very strong sweetness of sugar.

Consider this: A friend posted a photo of her 9-month old baby online eating his first bite of ice cream-- blue cotton candy ice cream. What did the baby do? Wince and spit it out.

On my niece’s first birthday she had cupcakes, and what was her response to her first encounter with the sugary food? A grimace.

These children had so far only had baby food, and purees of fruits and vegetables. To them, those pureed yams were very sweet. And they still can be, for both you and your child.What we would like to do is preserve this sense in our children, of really tasting the sweetness in natural foods.

Our palate, or sense of taste, is conditioned by our diet.