Getting Kids To Eat VeggiesHEALTH | Nirasha Jaganath | May 25, 2009 at 8:38 pm
It is no secret that many parents (including me) rely on fast food, processed snack foods, and sugary drinks to bribe children. Easy access to drive-thru (read my post on drive-thrus making to the top 5 in parenting wish list) and low cost makes this high calorie and low nutritional food a better alternative for many. As a result obesity and many other health issues are on the rise among children. Of course, it takes an effort for parents to get fruits, vegetables, and whole grains from the grocery stores, then cook and feed the children. On top of that it is hard to convince kids to give up junk food for healthy veggies and fruits.
Celebrity Chef Art Smith and “Love Your Veggies” campaign team up to help parents in keeping their kids healthy by showing ways to make eating vegetables more enjoyable. Art shows ways to add texture, flavor, and color to make the veggies more appealing to you and your kids. He further recommends involving kids in shopping and cooking their favorite veggies and fruits. Maybe he can teach me a thing or two to curb my fast food fetish.