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Freshline For Kids

Fresh Ideas & Fun 4 Kids

Our goal is to create fun and friendly ways to introduce children to fruits and vegetables. Here are some unique kid-friendly resources to help you and your family have fun while eating healthier.

Smart Eating

If you eat healthy, so will your kids. Use our easy eating tips to help you!

  • At dinnertime, most kids do better with a small serving of peas, a small serving of corn, and a small potato as compared to a large serving of just one vegetable. Kids feel overwhelmed when they are served adult size portions.
  • When possible, make it a habit to serve two or three vegetables or fruit with most meals (this also helps if your child doesn’t like one particular vegetable – hopefully they’ll eat one or more of the other two).
  • It takes a significant amount of time for most kids to accept a new food. Research shows that many children must be exposed to (and ideally taste) a new food 5 to 10 times and as many as 13 times before accepting it. Serve new vegetables and fruit on a regular basis.
  • To increase enthusiasm for new foods, get your kids involved in the shopping, cooking or preparation whenever possible.
  • Be a great role model for your kids and be sure to eat a wide variety of vegetables and fruit every day.
  • Kids don’t eat something because it’s good for them. They eat it because it tastes good. Prepare vegetables and fruit with flavours kids enjoy. Most kids like mild and sweet flavours. A perfect way to introduce this is the Freshline Flavoured Sliced Apples.
  • Do your kids prefer raw carrots to cooked carrots? Most do. Many kids will even eat a frozen pea before a cooked one. That’s okay. While it’s a good idea to get kids used to eating vegetables served in a variety of ways, serving them raw on a regular basis is a good strategy for success.

10 Ways To Involve Kids In Healthy Cooking & Shopping

How Can Kids Help?

  1. Mean Green Cleaning Machine. Let them wash fruits and vegetables when preparing for cooking or eating.
  2. Pick A Peck! When shopping, let them select a new fruit or vegetable to try … or several!
  3. Make It Snappy! Let them snap the green beans, snap peas, or break the flowerettes from the broccoli or cauliflower.
  4. I Spy. Play “I Spy” in the produce section when grocery shopping.
  5. Tear It Up! Let them tear the lettuce for salads and sandwiches.
  6. Measure Up! Let them measure the frozen vegetables before cooking them.
  7. Peel & Slice. Older children can peel and slice carrots, cucumbers, potatoes … the list goes on!
  8. Stir & Spice. Make applesauce from fresh apples. Let them help stir and add the cinnamon.
  9. A Sprinkle A Day… Let them sprinkle herbs or other seasonings onto vegetables.
  10. Monster Mash! Pull out the potato masher!

Quick Snack Tips

During your busy day it’s hard to develop a healthy snacking habit, but with our Quick Snack Tips you can easily and quickly create healthy snacks that everyone can enjoy.

  • Many fruits are pre-packed in their own peel – easy to grab on the go. Grab our Freshline Sliced Apples on your way out.
  • Make it a habit to offer your children vegetables and fruit when they’re most hungry. Many parents offer kids vegetables only at suppertime – a time when many young children are more tired than hungry.
  • Offer fruit or veggies with dip as a pre-dinner snack or right when kids get home from school. Freshline Party Trays are a perfect purchase if you’re planning on doing this the whole week!
  • Some kids wouldn’t think of chomping into a pear, but will happily eat it sliced – add a few sprinkles and it becomes a true delight.
  • Search your produce department for convenience – many fruits and veggies are now available in snack size packaging such as our Freshline SNACKERS.
  • Don’t forget to eliminate the competition. If your cupboards are filled with cookies and potato chips, the vegetables and fruit are more likely to go