Likes Fruit, No Veggies?

Likes Fruit, No Veggies?

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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