HOW TO TRAIN KIDS TO EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES

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 How to train kids to eat fruits and veggies

HOW TO TRAIN KIDS TO EAT FRUITS AND VEGGIES

Of all stages of a person’s life, being a child is the most formative because this is the year where individuals learn a few fundamental and significant things in life, given a previously blank slate form. Matters like what and what not to eat are first learned in this stage.

Remember mom or pop telling you not to swallow everything you get your hands on as a kid or otherwise asking you to swallow on things that are inherently food that is good for your body, sometimes tricking you into eating by adding good stories for every spoon you put in your mouth?

If so, then congratulations, you just put yourselves in a child’s perspective given your experience as a youngling.

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 How to train kids to eat fruits and veggies

Yet, despite all the curiosity a child may be having—like you once were—about anything that can be put in the mouth, kids are mostly picky eaters—eating only foods that they are familiar with and reject on those which are not, no matter how colorful they appear.

However, as aforementioned, childhood is every person’s most formative years. If you are a parent who wanted your child to grow to be a healthy eater, there is no better time to teach your children about real healthy food than as a kid.

The following are some of the tried-and-tested methods which parent from across the globe practice towards their children in making them get used to foods that are, ironically enough, hard to swallow: veggies and, in random cases, fruits.

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 How to train kids to eat fruits and veggies

  1. Be a Role Model

Children not only learn by what is told of them. Most commonly the case, children learn by imitating adults—such as the parents—and is partly the reason why the cliché age-old adage “apples do not fall far from the tree” make for a very applicable saying to blood-related family members. Likewise, if you are a parent who wanted your children to see fruits and veggies as something that is good to eat, parents have the moral responsibility to show how good these foods are to their children through an actual example.

  1. Reinforce Heathy Eating with a Proper Reward

Eating healthy may not be much of an accomplishment for an adult who do so out of sheer volition but for a child whose list of favorite foods do not include any fruit or vegetables, making him/her eat them—for even as little as a small bite but swallowed—is a feat that must be reinforced through proper reward. As simple as praises befitting a kid or more encouragement would mean a lot for the child to develop a liking towards the food he/she would otherwise run away from.

TRAIN KIDS

 How to train kids to eat fruits and veggies

  1. Make Meal Time Fun

Children are such playful creatures with a knack for play in whatever they can get their hands on. If a child is hard to feed, sometimes making setting the tone of his/her meal time for play can make even the pickiest kid eat whatever is given to him/her. Apart from rearranging the child’s foods in a manner that is visually appealing to any children, a little bit of role-playing can enforce healthy eating to a kid even though he/she is not aware of it.

Children can be difficult to handle most of the times and oftentimes be harder to tame than any of the widest beasts but with a little bit of understanding and pinpointing their soft spots, children can be as subdued as a domesticated lamb and can learn to eat on whatever plants you give them for health.

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One Comment:

  1. Great Read!! I need to get my kids to eat more fruits and veggies

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