Kidliga Helps Your Child Enjoy Dinner Time (plus Giveaway)

by Julia Hembree

This post was written by 5m4m contributor Julia. All opinions listed are her own.

One of the many challenges of being a mom is healthy eating. (For you and your child!)

Fast food and junk food are convenient and easy choices, but they are not the best choice for your waistline or your little one’s developing mind and body.

Unfortunately, childhood obesity has become a prevalent problem in America. The Centers for Disease Control says childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. The percentage of children ages 6-11 years in the U.S. who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. And a 2013 study by PEDIATRICS, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds that children served themselves more calories when using adult-size dishes compared with child-size dishware.Thankfully, there is something you can do about it.

Mom of 3 Sheila Kemper Dietrich has invented a new tool for parents and children to teach and learn about healthy eating habits for life. It’s called Kidliga.

This adorable dishware come with a Moonbeam award winning storybook that will help you open up the discussion with your child about healthy eating. The lovable characters are Sammie and Sax, and they go on a great adventure to learn about what it takes to make a balanced meal. The book even includes healthy recipes you can recreate with your child to enjoy the exact same balanced meal Sammie and Sax do!

Kidliga stems from the original invention of Livliga plates, which are very pretty portion control dishes for adults. Sheila Kemper Dietrich then developed Kidliga to assist families with children.

Kidliga dishware is the only one to approach healthy eating via the psychology of eating. The rim sizes, color palette, and designs all combine to encourage slower eating, make portion sizes look larger, as well as make food more visually appealing.

I was thrilled when the box arrived at my house and I was able to try out this product with my son. He was thrilled to open the box and find a set of dishware made specifically for him! Even better, he loved that the ceramic dishware is like “grown-up dishes” and is so “cool looking.” I love how beautiful it is and am thrilled with the beautifully illustrated storybook that helped us have a conversation about healthy eating. 

We read the book right away, and even though he is only four years old he was able to follow along and understand the difference between the healthy food and unhealthy food Sammie and Sax encountered during their quest. He was also able to take away that you have to put healthy foods together to make a balanced meal. 

I think this book is perfect for children aged 5-10, though the basic concepts could be used for children as young as three. 

It’s never too early (or too late) to introduce the concept of healthy eating and balanced diets into you and your child’s lifestyle. 

And with this adorable dishware and story from Kidliga, you will be off to a great start! My son and I are in love with this book and will be eating our first meal with it for dinner tonight. 

Enter to win

One lucky winner (it could be you!) will receive one set of Kidliga dishes and the storybook. Let Kidliga help make healthy eating a priority in at your home. 

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.

Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog,, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.

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Julia is a full time mommy and part time writer who thrives on Starbucks, chocolate, and toddler kisses. When she is not chasing a toddler around, you can find her at her personal blog,, or playing on Twitter @juliahembree.

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1 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

What a great way to teach kids about eating healthy!


2 Vickie Couturier November 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

the grandchildren would enjoy this


3 Wehaf November 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

What a cute book idea!


4 anne November 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Very cute and adorable idea.


5 eroll sigara November 10, 2013 at 12:16 pm

the grandchildren would enjoy this


6 latanya November 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

my son would enjoy this


7 christine jessamine November 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm

i would love to win this for my daughter


8 amyc November 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

This would be great for my son. Thanks.


9 lisa lo November 11, 2013 at 12:33 am

Good gift for my niece.


10 Claudia November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Thank you for the chance to win!


11 ACMommy3 November 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

This is so cute! I think it will make a great birthday gift for a little one I know :-)


12 Miranda Ward November 11, 2013 at 11:26 pm
13 kortney nelson November 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thank you for the chance!


14 Rebecca Parsons November 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

This is cute and would be great for the grandkids.


15 Cynthia Gray November 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Great way to teach children to eat healthy foods


16 Melissa A. November 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

This would be so cute for my little girl :-)


17 Alycia November 15, 2013 at 11:46 am

The dinnerware is super cute!

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18 natalia gonzalez November 15, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Love it..great for the kids!


19 Mel November 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

i would like this for my son


20 Susan Chester November 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

I would like to win this for my three year old niece.


21 Amelia Drew November 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm

We are always looking for good dishes for my daughter


22 Jenny H November 18, 2013 at 5:52 am

This is such a fabulous book!


23 april yedinak November 21, 2013 at 8:45 am

How adorable! Dinnerware that goes with the book. Love it!


24 Jill November 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

Thanks for the chance to win!


25 tracey johnson November 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to yall


26 Jenny November 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Looks like a cute book!


27 Christian Alejandro November 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

It would be great for my niece.


28 Debra Hall November 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm

great idea my grandson would enjoy it


29 Renee G November 23, 2013 at 12:27 am

I love how the dishes match the book.


30 Richard Hicks November 23, 2013 at 12:35 am

fun book for the kids!


31 Sindy Murray November 23, 2013 at 12:45 am

pretty cute set of dishes!


32 Audrey November 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Hi everyone! You can buy this set at!


33 Sheila November 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Just want to mention we will have our sale starting on Friday, November 29 so please check out twitter (, Facebook ( and my blog ( to check out the savings and get the Coupon Codes. Happy Thanksgiving!


34 red kiwi January 1, 2014 at 3:24 am

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog as well!


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