Encouraging children to eat vegetables early on is important in helping to develop a love for these foods necessary to our diets. At Creative Years we encourage children to try a variety of vegetables, even just a bite, with the hope that in time they will come to like them. Now that the growing season is almost here we will be serving a variety of fresh, local vegetables both at lunch and snack. One tip that is helpful in getting children to eat more vegetables at home is to serve them separate from meal time. Often, leaving a plate of assorted vegetables on the counter where children can snack on them before dinner helps to avoid the “you’re eating your vegetables before leaving this table!” argument. They have already eaten them ahead of time and anything extra at dinner is just a bonus!
Easy ways you can add more vegetables to your day
It’s easy to eat more vegetables! Eating vegetables is important because they provide vitamins and minerals and most are low in calories. To fit more vegetables in your meals, follow these simple tips. It is easier than you may think. [Read more...]