Introducing a baby to fruits and vegetables takes care and attention. Some experts believe it is best to introduce veggies first, then fruits because many babies prefer the taste of fruits over veggies and Read More
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The foods that make up a healthy diet for most people are the same foods that people managing with diabetes should choose. That includes choosing a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. Fruits and Read More
Acorn squash and Butternut squash are two types of winter squash. Acorn squash is a good source of Vitamin A and Potassium. Acorn squash can be baked, roasted, steamed or stuffed. For baking, cut the squash Read More
I have found it more expensive to purchase and serve fresh fruits and veggies. I know it is important to serve my family these foods I also need to heat our home. Any ideas on how to inexpensively serve 5Aday?Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
One of the great things about fruits and veggies is that all forms count! Fresh fruits and veggies as well as frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice all count towards your fruit and veggie intake.
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Of course! All fruits and veggies count towards your daily intake. No matter what types of fruits and veggies you consume, they all count. However, it is important to eat a colorful variety of fruits and Read More
Do you have any comment on the pre-made vegetable trays sold in grocery stores (vs. buying your own and chopping the vegetables)?Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Pre-made vegetable trays are a convenient, quick and easy way to serve fresh veggies. The trays in the groceries are made from the same produce that is available to you in the store-they’ve just done the Read More
The pre-bagged salad greens have been carefully washed before packaging. It is safe to eat them out of the bag.
If this is for a school cafeteria lunch program, we suggest introducing some fruits that kids may not be routinely exposed to, such as guava, papaya, mango, cherimoya and carambola if they are available. Try Read More
Hello – my 6-year-old will not even try fruits or vegetables. This is ironic as I am a vegetarian and she sees me eat veggies and fruits all day long with relish. I cannot make her try even one bite of anything except sweet potato and pesto, which we make together and in which we use peas and spinach. I can coax her into eating a creamed soup with spinach and potato, also, but that is literally it. No fruit, no other vegetable, raw or cooked. Bribes have not worked. Withholding dessert has not worked. She knows she should eat fruits and vegetables daily but simply asks for pesto every single day – then declares she is full after a few bites. Help!!!!Friday, March 16th, 2007
First, focus on the positives-she likes to eat sweet potatoes and pesto (which you said contains peas and spinach)! Next, remember that it takes kids about 10-15 times of seeing a food before they will Read More
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