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My Child Likes Fruit but Won't Eat Vegetables. Is That Okay?

Is Eating Fruit but Not Vegetables Okay?

Each fruit and vegetable offers a unique combination of nutrition. For children who like fruit, be sure to choose a variety of fruits and go easy on fruit juices. Choose fresh, frozen, canned or dried. The same thing goes for vegetables. Try different types of vegetables and vary preparation methods — raw, roasted, steamed or microwaved. Some tips for getting your children to eat vegetables are:

  • Allow your children to pick out the vegetables for dinner
  • Use cut-up vegetables with dip as a snack
  • Vary the choices to keep it interesting
  • Have kids help wash, peel and slice vegetables if they are old enough.
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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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