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HOW TO HELP KIDS LEARN TO
LOVE VEGETABLES. (REALLY!)
START WITH THE OBVIOUS If a child loves pizza,
play it up: Add delicious vegetables to a favorite pie.
Kid-pleasing tacos, sandwiches, and breakfast muffins
can be improved with carrots, zucchini, spinach, and
TRAIN TOMORROW’S TASTE BUDS TODAY Just
because you never liked a certain veggie doesn’t mean
your kids won’t. They’re still developing their tastes, so
now’s the time to introduce them to a variety of fresh
veggies that they’ll enjoy for a lifetime.
LET KIDS PLAY WITH THEIR FOOD Recipes that do
more than just sit there, waiting for the fork, are more
fun for children: Serve spaghetti that can be swirled, a
small pie that can be eaten out of hand.
SHOW THEM THE REAL DEAL Visit a farmer’s
market and let kids talk with the vendors. Seeing where
food comes from—and knowing those who grow it—
can truly impact a child’s acceptance of things green
and orange and red. And try raising your own: Join a
community garden or simply plant some lettuce seeds.