My child seems to have always thought that food is me sort of a toy. But now it’s official.
Plum Organics just presented a new Eat Your Colors pouches.
Vibrant and bright colors! Real colors!
I’m so happy that someone finally dared to show that good food can look appealing too.
No offence, organic brands, but why does baby food have to look like poop?
Well, Plum Organics definitely succeed. Giving us 6 amazing colors!
That actually look like they claim to look. And you can totally go and check it in your nearest store. There is a cutest little peek-a-boo window to preview the magic.
Raising a gourmet can be challenging. My little guy, for instance, loves surprisingly strange combinations of foods. One of his all time favourites are banana+avocado.
That’s why he could never be fully satisfied by store bought purees.
The main thing about our babies, that Plum Organics seem to have figured out, is that kids experience food with much more than just taste. Keeping this in mind can help us to bring eating to a whole new level of experience.
It’s not just about getting all the necessary nutrients and vitamins. It’s an experiential journey. Taste, touch, color, smell, ingredients. Everything matters.
All these things give our little explorers a tiny bits of valuable information.
Reach and unusual flavour combinations are providing our kids with more complex brain development.
It’s all about smell and taste of course. Once a food molecule binds to a sensory neurons, it initiates an electrical signal. Which travels to the olfactory bulb (a structure at the base of the forebrain), then to the piriform cortex, that works to identify the smell. The information also goes to the thalamus. A place in our brain, that plays a role of a relay station for all of the sensory information. The thalamus transmits some of this smell information to the orbitofrontal cortex, where it is combined with the taste information.
I know, boring. But here comes the interesting part. I promise.
The thalamus sends smell information to the hippocampus and amygdala. Brain regions involved in learning and memory.