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Q&A: How can I get my son to eat fruits and vegetables??

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Question by samantha: How can I get my son to eat fruits and vegetables??
My son is 8 years old, and he doesn’t have the best eating habits, which is completely my fault. Our whole family has decided to change our eating habits and have replaced candy and cookies with fruit, fries and macaroni with vegetables, but my 8 year old wants nothing to do with any of it. He insists on eating the junk that he is used to. I went shopping today and bought lots of different fruits, and made him try them, and he didn’t like any of them. (I didn’t buy any junk) How do you change old habits, and what can I do to change this?? Is it a matter of “if he’s hungry, he’ll eat it?”
You guys had really great ideas!! I guess I’m a bit boring when it comes to making new foods….Thanks so much and I will try them all!!!

Best answer:

Answer by libertyvideo
Try adding fruits and vegetables to foods he already likes. Add fruit to jello, make an apple pie…..make vegetable tempura. That’s Japanese fried veggies with a dipping sauce. Yes, it’s fried…but it’s still better than other junk food.

My kids love corn….especially Mex Fiesta Corn…or corn on the cob. Have you tried a juicer? My kids aren’t crazy about carrots, but when I juice them with a few slices of apple thrown in….they love it. Add spinach and raw beets….and you have a health nuts dream.

Here is a health drink made from 19 different fruits that my children and I love to drink. It was shown on the Oprah Winfrey Show…and tested by the University of Florida

Let us know how you made out. :>)

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