How to get my 5 year old to eat vegetables

Krystal - posted on 04/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 5 and he will not eat vegetables. I have given them to him on every dinner night, of which he has tried fresh green beans cooked and liked it. However, he will not eat them again even though he loved them the one time he tried them


Suzanne - posted on 04/01/2013




we had the same issue with my oldest who is now 12 only he would not eat them at all. we had to resort to giving him 1 bite of anything he would eat (he was meat and potatos only) and a good helping of what ever veg we were having he would not get any other food untill the veg was gone. i know this sounds harsh but we lisented to everyone say give him all the choises and let him decide what and how much to eat, as a reault he ended up being a 90lbs boy at 5 who would not eat any fruit or veg. we now have a 200 lbs 12 year old who is growing into his weight and eats a wide veritiy of veggies and some fruit.
yes he is still large for his age but it will be an up hill battle for the rest of his life because he will alwys try to fall back into the old habits like anyone.

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