Letting a child taste a variety of fruits and vegetables is important in not only deciding which ones they would prefer but also for their health! Due to a human’s taste-bud development, it is hard for young children to appreciate, or even like the taste of most vegetables. Young children tend to prefer fruits because of their sugar content. I would recommend letting your children help choose the fruits and vegetables they would like to eat while out at the grocery and experimenting with different cooking techniques to make fruits and vegetables more appealing to kids. Visit our Top Ten Ways To Cook Almost Anything list for cooking ideas. Also, our Mom2Mom page allows moms to share ideas on how to incorporate tasty fruit and vegetable dishes into their families’ meals.
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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.Read Her Full Bio