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How to Get Your Child to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

By HealthyChildren.Org, 05/21/19, 12:00PM CDT

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Avoid buying high-calorie foods such as chips, cookies, and candy bars. Your child may not ask for these treats if they are not in sight.

We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is important. But how do you get kids to eat more of these foods? 

Tips for Parents: 

  • Provide fruits and vegetables as snacks. Keep fruit washed, cut up and in plain sight in the refrigerator.
  • Serve salads more often. Get prewashed, bagged salad at the grocery store. Teach your child what an appropriate amount of salad dressing is and how it can be ordered on the side at restaurants.
  • Try out vegetarian recipes for spaghetti, lasagna, chili, or other foods using vegetables instead of meat.