A Secret (But Not Sneaky) Trick to Get Kids to Eat Veggies! by Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD

Parenting
5 years ago
A Secret (But Not Sneaky) Trick to Get Kids to Eat Veggies!

There’s a non-sneaky, often-overlooked, way to get kids to try more vegetables – snacks! Traditionally, vegetables are served at meals. Instead, treat all meals and snacks as equals. Include veggies at as many snacks as possible. The more times that you present a food, the more likely your child will eat it.

Studies show that you need to present a food more than 10 times before a child will eat it, but it varies from food to food and child to child. By increasing the number of times a day that your child sees vegetables, he or she will become more accustomed to seeing them and will eat more. Here are some veggie-filled snack ideas:

  • raw veggies and dip
  • blend veggies into a smoothie
  • cucumber and avocado sushi rolls

Happy (healthy) snacking!

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