Fruits and Vegetables for the Win!

Photo of girl eating cantalope.

Many parents struggle with getting their kids to eat more fruits and veggies. Try these tips to get your diets on the right track. 

  • Be a role model. Set a good example by choosing more fruits and vegetables yourself.
  • Make mealtime family time. Make a routine of having one sit-down meal together each day.
  • Get cookin’ with your kids! When kids help choose and cook food, they are more likely to eat it. Younger kids can tear lettuce for salads, rinse fruits and vegetables, or break broccoli into smaller parts. Older kids can learn to chop and help cook.
  • Mix it in. Put extra vegetables into soups, casseroles, and pasta sauce. Add sliced fruit to unsweetened cereal or peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Take advantage of school meals! Kids who eat school meals tend to eat more fruits and vegetables. Enroll your children in the free or reduced-price school meals program if your family qualifies.
  • Make it fun! Coloring pages, games, and quizzes are great tools for teaching kids about healthy eating. Click here to download the Farm to Table activity book.