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Getting Kids to Eat their Vegies

It can be hard to give kids the recommended 5 serves of vegies or salad each day. Here are some tips to help:

1.Be a role model

Kids are more likely to develop a habit of eating vegetables if they see it’s a normal part of family meals.

2.Persevere

Some studies suggest that a child may need to try a food 8-15 times before it’s accepted, as they go through phases. Try encouraging rather than demanding. It’s best to give younger children smaller amounts, like a couple of slices of carrot or a teaspoon of peas.

3.Include vegies in dishes

like spaghetti bolognese and soups. Easy additions include grated carrots, zucchini and pumpkin.

4.Experiment

with the way you present vegies. Sometimes the size or shape can make a big difference.

5.Grow your own vegies

They’re sure to taste better and getting the kids involved will add interest.