kids meals, tips to influence kids, NPR

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NPR recently ran a great little report titled: Selling Kids On Veggies When Rules Like ‘Clean Your Plate’ Fail.

Excerpt:

–   Threats like “clean your plate” and  “no second helpings of potatoes” don’t work on kids

–   Why?  When you demand children eat vegetables before they have a dessert, it makes it seem like there’s something wrong with eating vegetables

–   Creative negotiation is a better option

–   Tips include:

1.    On a “Try It Tuesday”, parents, along with their children, pick out a new food to sample

2.   Involve the kids in preparing meals

3.  Try “no-thank-you bites” where the child just has to try one bite.  If she doesn’t like it, she can say “no thank you” to more

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