We all know that some children don’t like eating vegetables however we also know that having our 5 a day is important for the whole family (click here to learn more). We asked Laura from our Food marketing team how she encourages her children to eat more vegetables. Here are Laura’s tips:
- Make it fun! Children are more likely to eat their vegetables if they are more than just vegetables. For example, why not rename broccoli, broccoli trees.
- Start to introduce your children to the nutritional benefits of what they’re eating in a fun way for example Mushrooms contain Vitamin D so Laura used to tell her children that the sunshine is trapped in them.
- It’s all about the presentation! Create faces using fruit and vegetables. This could be on toast as in the example above or straight on a plate.
- Grow your own with your children, get them to plant the seeds, keep them fed and watered and then picked a few months later. Next month you can start to sow lots of seeds such as Tomatoes, Cucumber and Lettuce.