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Your Family Dietitian

Gold Coast, Australia

Jacqueline.yourfamilydietitian@gmail.com

Jacqueline Cotugno

Dietitian-Nutritionist (APD),

Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)

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April 10, 2018

Does getting your kids to eat vegetables seem like an impossible task? Is it making your mealtimes stressful? Here are my top 10 tips for getting kids to eat their vegetables stress free!

1.       Lead by example

The old saying ‘monkey see, monkey do’ absolutely rings true with vegetables, we need to practice what we preach & role model enjoying vegetables to encourage our littlies to do the same and to normalise this behaviour. Studies indicate children of parents who eat more vegetables are more likely to eat more vegetables themselves.

2.       Positive, positive, positive

Create as many positive experiences with kids and vegetables as possible, it may be as simple as singing a song about vegetables, reading books, growing vegetables, playing with vegetable toys, drawing vegetables, vegetable colouring in, vegetable craft, etc etc . Some parents also find it helpful to arrange vegetables on the plate to create a picture or cut vegetables...

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