How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables?
Kids can be ridiculously stubborn when it comes to eating vegetables, and when they are allowed to choose what to eat - cakes and cookies will win most of the time. Getting children to eat more vegetable can seem like an endless battle. There are advertisements for processed foods everywhere, often using children’s stars and role models to promote the products. It is not so surprising that diabetes and obesity are becoming so prevalent.
But fear not: there are some effective ways how to get your kids to eat more vegetables, given a degree of persistence and perseverance.
Set an example - children learn by imitating their parents. If you want them to eat vegetables, you have to eat them too. Increase food rich in nutrients, plant-based food, vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, nuts, and so on in your diet. You cannot teach your kids to eat vegetables while you sneak in fries or burgers on the side. The kids will follow your behaviour because, although it may not always seem to be the case, parents are the biggest role model in their lives.
Talk to them - communication is key. Talk to your children about why they should eat more and different vegetables. Explain to them that the nutrients in vegetables and fruits help to keep