What difficulties do you have getting your children to eat healthy?

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Danielle - posted on 08/19/2010

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My son doesn't like certain vegetables. He is still young but my plan is to give him CarotoMax and FlavoMax from Shaklee to bridge the gap for lack of nutrients. So he'll get the benefits of vegetables without having to force it down his throat. You can check out the two products on http://edb.myshaklee.com/us/en/category....

For more information email me at edb.shaklee@yahoo.com

Kristin - posted on 08/19/2010

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Our biggest difficulty is outside influence. It can be TV, friends, family, etc.. But, the way I see it, I do the cooking and the shopping so they get what we decide. We ask for their input on menu items and go from there. When they are doing their own shopping and cooking, it will be up to them.

I have to admit that we do take a 90/10 approach to it all though. Hope this helps.

Sasha-lynn - posted on 08/19/2010

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My 17 month old daughter is will not eat any fruit or vegetables unless my hubby or myself are eating it. For example, I was eating grapefruit today and she sat beside me and enjoy some as well. Also I could be eating an apple and she will stick her hand out for a piece.
My pediatrician told me that they tend to like to eat whatever you are eating.

Jessica - posted on 08/18/2010

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Neither one of my children are picky eaters. My daughter is 3 3/4 yrs old & i have always made her try everything atleast once, if she didnt like it then i wouldnt make her try it again unless she asked to try it again. She loves tomatoes, peppers, any fruit and basically type of meat. My son is 11months old & will eat anything you put in front of him. My suggestion is to inforce them to try it atleast once & go from there. =)

Chrissy - posted on 08/18/2010

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I don't have any problems with my kids eating healthy either. We did have a problem with my bf's son eating veggies and fruit, but not anymore! So all the kids love every veggie I put in front of them. @Jennifer, we play a game, too, to make sure that they eat what they are supposed to. I say "if you don't eat it, I will get it" and with big smiles, they pick up their forks with veggies on it and put it in their mouths.....I only do this with the younger 2 anymore though LOL

Jennifer - posted on 08/18/2010

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i really don't have a problem with getting them to eat healthy. acctually i make a game outta it so that it is fun to eat healthy and always ask them do you wanna grow up and be big and strong like me and papa and then i have no problems

Cheri - posted on 08/18/2010

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I sneak pureed Green sqash or applesauce) into my choc cupcakes in place of the pil. The kids dont know , it tasted exactly the same, and i got veggies or fruit in them....

Jennifer - posted on 08/18/2010

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Vegetables seems to always be a challenge. I've thought about getting the cookbook which incorporates veggies into sweets, like brownies made with zucchini or applesauce. Also, I've heard that eating veggies while you're pregnant increases the likelihood of your baby liking veggies later on. Does anyone know if this is true?

Aicha - posted on 08/13/2010

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My children eat healthy because I home cook their food my youngest is 11 months old and she loves fruits and vegetable as well as her breastmilk

Carly - posted on 08/12/2010

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My daughter is really REALLY picky and for nearly 2 years wouldn't touch fruits or veggies (other than bananas) despite being raised in a health concious vegetarian family. Also she goes through food jags where she wants to eat one thing and one thing only for days on end, it's not so bad now that she's a bit older. She eats too much ketchup, but I figure if the ketchup is on healthy food then I'm content. I know she doesn't eat recommended daily servings of anything ever, but she eats alot healthier than I did as a kid so it's all good.

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