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How do we motivate teens to eat more fruits and vegetables?

 

Q. How do we motivate teens to eat more fruits and vegetables? Also, can you direct me to any research?

 

A. The easiest thing you can do? Make fruits and veggies available to your kids! Research has shown that availability in the home has been associated with higher intakes of fruits and vegetables, especially in children and adolescents. While at times it can be frustrating, remember to lead by example, be patient, and always have fruits and veggies available!

 

Check out our Top 10 things parents can do now to aide in their teenager’s development of healthy eating habits.

 
 
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