my son, who is 9, will not eat veg. (he gags on one pc. of corn, before he even gets it in to his mouth), and will eat very little fruit. What else can i give him, as a sub. so he’s at least getting some kind of fruits and veg. in his diet? I’m thinking 100% fruit and veg drinks. any specific kind?
As for getting your child to eat more fruits and veggies, here are some ideas:
- Add fruits and vegetables to the dishes your son already loves. Adding a small amount of a new fruit or vegetable to the plate of something he already enjoys will increase the chances of success.
- Take your son with you on your next trip to the grocery store and have him pick out a fruit or vegetable he would like to try.
- Prepare vegetables in various ways: try them cooked or raw, plain or with dips, as purees in soups or sauces. Remember spaghetti and pizza sauce all count!
- Get your son involved in the growing, preparation or cooking process. This will help him learn about healthy eating and be more excited about fruits and veggies!
The most important thing is to be patient … and set an example! In time, he will learn to enjoy more of the nutritious foods that you prepare for him!
Try our kid-friendly recipes that are simple enough for your son to help too!