8. Reward good behavior
Using green vegetables as a reward for good behavior (like praying before meals or completing school homework on time or walking the dog in the evening), will increase children’s preferences for those foods. The human brain is wired to get encouraged when praised. Also, try non-food rewards like gifting stickers or sleepovers with friends, movie trips, or anything for eating vegetables.
9. Food education
In a study, 44 child/parent groups were involved in cooking skill-building and hands-on meal preparation. This resulted in an increasing trend in fruit and vegetable intake in the intervention group compared with the control group. So, mums can arrange short cooking classes for their little ones on weekends when attempting to increase fruits and vegetables consumption.
Try to avoid jargon! Children may not be interested to know about vitamins and minerals, but you can explain to them which of the vegetables is good for skin, bones, stomach, or weight. Educating your child this way helps them remember what vegetables do to the body when eaten. They will definitely start eating and liking it too.
I hope you have a better understanding as to why your kids hate vegetables and what you can do about it.
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