A Trick to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

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Playing Drs. Rx: How to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

The Doctors feel the pain that so many parents endure during mealtime when it comes to getting kids to eat their vegetables -- but we have a trick that might make it easier to ensure your little one gets their veggies.

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According to a new study, if you are serving your child a serving of vegetables with just one color this might be the root of the issue. Instead of only serving 1 item -- like broccoli -- we suggest adding a variety of colorful vegetables to your meal. Mix it up with carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, radish, and bell peppers. The research found that when a range of vegetables is available to kids, they end up eating more of them when compared to having just 1 option.

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The Doctors note that buying a pre-mixed bag of veggies that contains an assortment of colorful options to give your child choices. And remember, fresh veggies are usually best when it comes to taste, but the frozen option is just as healthy.

Also, if you are having trouble planning meals and sticking to a schedule while your child is distance learning, find out what the experts suggest to do, here.

 

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