fruit and veg?

Louise - posted on 07/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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How can I get my 4 year old daughter to eat her fruit and veg?

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Julie - posted on 07/14/2010

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sometimes with kids its not the taste its the txture or they are too lazey to chew or crunch it. my son wouldnt eat prok because it took too much chewing and too much time. ask what it is they dont like and try adjusting the cooking or the veg. cook it till its softer or poick the veg they do like. my daughter wont eat fresh carrots but loves the tinned ones. WHY because the tinned ones have sugar to sweeten them so i started cooking the fresh ones with other veg that tastes nicer and she ate it. pick veg the somthing the same colour as what they dont like and mash the two together ie a sweet potatoe is yellowy. fruit can made into shakes and smoothies which most kids love helping to make. there are all kinds of tricks but you need to find something you can do for your daughter to get her to eat it or just plane disghuise it.

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Taylor - posted on 07/14/2010

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With my son I make a big deal out of him seeing me eat them and saying how its big boy food to help him grow big and strong like his daddy. My son is only 1.5 so this may or may not work for your older child :)

Terrie - posted on 07/14/2010

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my 3 yr old son & my 13 month old daughter will only eat fruits & veggies if they watch us eat them... also we let them dip their fruits/veggies... when my son has something to dip his fruits/veggies in he tends to eat more then just eating them plain

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