QT 30: Genius Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

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Do you have a picky eater in your house? Is getting your child to eat their fruits and vegetables a daily battle? Turn lunch, dinner or even snack time into a fun and educational experience for both you and your child. The good news is it isn’t impossible. The bad news is that it requires patience and consistency. Luckily for you we’ve compiled a list from our #QT30 activities to help get you and your family on the right track!

  • Vegetable match: print out pictures of fruits and vegetables you have in your fridge. Place them on a table top. Give your child the real vegetables and fruits and have them match them with the picture.
  • Food Exploration: give your child whole fruits and vegetables. Let your child touch them, bang them, and taste them. Point out the different colors and textures of each.
  • Taste tests: this is a great way to have your child try new foods while playing a fun game. Do blind taste tests where you and your child take turns being blindfolded and try something of the other’s choice.
  • Dinner dice: use dice during mealtimes to play a game with your child. Have your child roll the dice to see how many more bites he/she has to eat before being excused.

Spending at least 30 minutes of quality time with your child every day can lead to a happy and healthy lifestyle, especially with these eating tips! Head over to ChooseMyPlate.gov to find out what fruits and vegetables are in season before venturing to the grocery store or local food market. For other quality time activities to share with your child click here!