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.
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.