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The Scientific Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Jeremy Hendon | December 19
The Scientific Way to Get Your Kids to Eat vegetables

This is an age-old problem.

What four-year-old really wants to eat his or her vegetables?

Apparently, a large portion of the children in this study decided that they did:

Conceptual Change and the Potential for Increased Vegetable Consumption

How To Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

The researchers in this study got some of the kids to voluntarily double their vegetable intake during snack times.

How did they do it?

They simply got the kids to read books about nutrients and how eating a variety of foods is a good thing.  When the kids read the books, they not only got more interested and more knowledgeable – they also started eating more vegetables.

Pretty darn cool, if you ask me.

Learning is Half the Battle

Make it fun and interesting for your kids.

Get them to read about nutrition, to cook with you and help in the garden, if that’s something you do.  It gets them more interested and more likely to choose to eat healthier.

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