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VIDEO: How to Get Picky Eaters to Eat Healthy

Food Rescues for Parents


11/9/2011 10:07:30 AM

BEEFARM's SparkPage
Gummy Plums-I love it! Does that make dried apricots Gummy Apricots? Such clever marketing.
9/19/2011 8:28:22 AM

DAWNDMOORE40's SparkPage
I really liked the video and some of the ideas the diatician had about incorporating the healthy stuff into the other foods. However, I have a pretty intelligent son who doesn't really like any of that stuff she served. We don't keep macaroni and cheese in this house, but occasionally he will get chicken nuggets. We have tried new recipes, but mostly we incorporate turkey meat into our lasagna and hamburgers. We do serve spinach salad which he will eat. I did pick up one idea from the video! He does like raisin bread but I didn't think about getting the kind with whole grain in it. We will have to try that!
9/19/2011 12:48:15 AM

KOALA_BEAR's SparkPage
Giving the boys smashed beans would add fiber and protein, and it could be mixed with the salsa for a healthy dip with the whole grain chips. I would also build on what they like to eat by serving chicken pieces shaped similar to nuggets but wihtout the breading, or using wheat germ a s a home baked breading for a better alternative.
All that snacking after school will not help thie appetite at dinner. Perhaps limiting what they get for a snack would make them hungrier and eager to try other foods at the main meal.
I would also ask them to help shop and prepare foods. By getting them involved, they are more likely to want to eat what they participated in making, and will learn economics from budgeting, and counting nutrients will guide them in being aware of good choices. Valuable lessons for later life, and could lead to a much better lifestyle overall.
6/7/2011 6:23:39 PM

I really liked the way she cut the carrots in a shape of crisps. I think I'm going to try that out next time instead of just cutting the carrots in half.

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