How to get kids to eat vegetables.
This may seem like an impossible task, especially if your child is a fussy eater. We all know that we should all be eating our five a day in fact, some now state seven. So, let`s start by educating our children’s eating habits. Easier said than done ? Try our top tips to get your child to eat more vegetables (and fruits) – 1.Make kids meal times fun. Don`t deferentiate the food groups,just allow them to enjoy eating what is on their plate, so it won`t be a chore. 2. When you shop, get the children to choose the vegetables and to weigh them, so they are involved. If they are old enough, they can even help to prepare and cook the meal.
3. Children learn by example, so if you are enthusiastic and take pleasure in eating vegetables, this will be more natural for them to copy. 4.Don`t make a big fuss when they do eat vegetables; it`s food and accept that it is normal to enjoy. 5.Telling children it`s good for them means nothing to them. They are not worried about good health. Think about what is important to them, possibly they may want to be taller, longer hair, strong muscles. That is far more effective. 6. Children like their food eaten separately, so don`t give them too much of a selection, just make it attractive and a bit of color, so the meal looks appetising. 7. Leaving vegetables raw with a small dip is a good way of introducing new flavours. When you do cook vegetables, you can leave them el dente, so they maintain their texture. 8. Other ideas are to roast them; add a little cheese; top with bread crumbs; mashed and make veggies into shapes with pastry cutters; skewer a selection and grill or barbecue or liquidise in soups.
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What`s this to do with Hypnotherapy ? Well, here`s a fruit and vegetable fact; not only will our children be healthier and less likely to be overweight but most habits are established in childhood. So, it makes sense that we start to establish good eating habits when they are young. Make veggies and fruit part of their daily diet so heathy eating is a natural progression into adulthood.
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