“Yuck! I hate vegetables!”
Sound familiar? As a parent, it can be stressful when your kids refuse to eat their veggies. But hang in there; this is all a normal part of them growing up, and it can take up to 10 to 15 tries for kids to learn to like a new food. So keep offering your children healthy foods like fruits and vegetables – summer is a great time to introduce new varieties when produce is fresh and easy to find
Try some of these creative ways of incorporating fruits and vegetables into your children’s diet:
· Add chopped vegetables to omelets
· Make vegetable or fruit kabobs
· For a snack, cut up raw veggies to dunk in salad dressing, low-fat yogurt or hummus
· Whip up a fruit smoothie using whole fruit, ice and low-fat yogurt
WIC now makes it even easier for you and your family to enjoy a wide variety of fruits and vegetables by allowing you to purchase them fresh, organic, canned, or frozen with your WIC checks. And you can now pay the difference if you go over the full dollar amount of your fruit and vegetable check!
So hang in there and pretty soon that “yuck!” will turn to “yum!” as your kids learn to love the taste of fruits and veggies.
If you have any great ideas for introducing fruits and vegetables to your children, click on the comment link below. We would love to hear from you!
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