Work with their tastes. Does a ravenous sweet tooth run in the family? Choose sweeter produce—such as strawberries, sweet peas, corn, oranges and similar foods—to make this trait work in your favor.
Make it a game. Kids playing with their food doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Have them arrange their plates’ colorful produce into faces or animals. Then, invoke their competitive spirits by challenging them to eat their creations faster than everyone else to “win.”
Reinforce positive behavior. Most of us are motivated by positive feedback, so be sure to acknowledge when your family is eating well. Reward healthy eating choices with a special treat—like family movie night, or a coveted item such as new clothing or a new toy—from time to time.
Don’t give up. It can be a battle, but it’s one worth winning. Keep at it, and soon your family will be asking for seconds!
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