When it comes to our kids and health, the more veggies the better, right? Right. For this very purpose, we recently shared a free download “Hippo Eats Fruits and Veggies,” designed for your family’s use in encouraging fruit and veggie intake throughout the day. Now that planting season is around the corner, we wanted to provide you with some additional tips on getting your child excited about veggies:
? Let your children grow their own vegetables. Get them as involved as possible, such as holding a “planting party” where you discuss the various veggies to be planted, go through the process, explain the importance of watering and weeding in order for them to grow, and let them try out every step. Your children will see, smell and feel the growing process from start to finish and get excited about eating the vegetables.
? Celebrate your harvest with “picking parties” and include your child in creating festive meals with their veggies as the star of the show.
? Allow your children to explore and taste the veggies when they are freshest and best tasting–as soon as you pick them. By keeping the entire gardening experience a positive one, they will be eager to try them!
Amanda and Sarah