Finally! A way to get kids to eat their veggies! - The Packer

Finally! A way to get kids to eat their veggies!

05/30/2012 03:00:00 PM
Tom Karst



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Juanita Gaglio    
Huntington Beach, California  |  May, 30, 2012 at 08:08 PM

For a further in depth look at getting college students to eat healthy, take a look at Sept. 2010 issue of Psychology Today. Study with college students found that enticing them to eat healthy is in the wording. Key words, such as delicious, creamy, buttery and sweet are what motivates individuals to eat their veggies. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201009/i-shouldn-t-make-you-eat-healthy-food.

Ryan    
Heart of America  |  May, 31, 2012 at 04:17 PM

Or, just put your kids' broccoli inside something with Batman or The Hulk on it. Well, or at least so says this study reported by WSJ.com: http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2012/05/30/superhero-support-for-healthy-eating/ On a related note, the link to another article within the WSJ piece has me split. Some good stuff in there, but calling (or at least implying) sweet potatoes and strawberries as "bitter" seems like a misfire to me.

Andrea    
Arroyo Grande, California  |  June, 01, 2012 at 10:12 AM

If vegetables taste good, kids will eat them. If vegetables are fresh, they have more flavor. There are lots of ways to cook vegetables so kids will eat them, like....mixing cooked carrots with a bit of honey and butter, adding butter to freshly microwaved broccoli, or making a tasty but healthy dip for raw vegetables. First, parents have to be willing to make eating at home a priority and then take the time to make those meals.

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