Post Content

LucyCosta

posted by: 

Lucy Costa, Retail Store Specialist 
 

 

“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!

Shutterstock_19706134

 

 

 

 

Written By:

Recent Posts

Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19 posted on Jul 29

Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19

As Massachusetts restaurants, cafes, gyms, and beaches continue to open, it has become more important than ever to wear a mask in public spaces – anywhere that you can’t keep 6 feet of distance from other people. It’s also important to expand testing for COVID-19   …Continue Reading Help Us Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Highlights of the July 8th Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jul 8

This month’s meeting of the Public Health Council was convened on a remote basis in keeping with current limitations on public gatherings. During the meeting, Council members received a series of informational presentations from Department staff, which included: Overview of Massachusetts’ COVID-19 Response in Long-Term   …Continue Reading Highlights of the July 8th Public Health Council Meeting

Highlights of the June 10 Public Health Council Meeting posted on Jun 10

The June monthly meeting featured an update from the Commissioner and a vote by Council members on a set of final proposed regulations. With today’s release of the latest DPH quarterly opioid overdose data, Commissioner Monica Bharel provided an overview for Council members. Next, the Council   …Continue Reading Highlights of the June 10 Public Health Council Meeting