Rachel Stevens in fruit medley
Published 15/11/2011 | 13:32
Rachel Stevens has recorded a collection of songs about fruit and veg to encourage kids to eat their five-a-day.
The former S Club 7 star has performed a number of well-known nursery rhymes with a food twist to help youngsters to get into healthy eating habits.
The songs are available as free downloads from children's food firm Ella's Kitchen following research which showed that engaging with fruit and vegetables outside meal-times encouraged them to eat.
The firm worked with the University of Reading and found that looking at food, touching it, smelling it and hearing songs or stories about foodstuff all had an impact on consumption.
Rachel - whose chart hits have included Reach, Don't Stop Moving and Farewell My LA Ex - has recorded five "tasty tunes", including revamps of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and The Hokey-Cokey.
The mother-of-one said: "As a new mum, I'm always looking for exciting ways to encourage my daughter to try new foods, especially greens.
"I hope tasty tunes help lots of parents sing about fruit and vegetables as part of their little one's everyday playtime."
She launched the songs with a one-off gig at a nursery in Streatham, south London.
The songs are available to download for free at ellaskitchen.co.uk/