- Make Trying (and Retrying) Fun
Hands-on counting and sorting activities with sliced fruits or veggies make trying new foods a fun experience.
- Go Wild!
Give new foods creative names. For example, green beans are much more exciting if you call them “turtle fries.” Ask your child to help create silly names.
- Mix & Match
Pair a new or disliked food with an ingredient your child enjoys. Does your child dislike peas? Mix peas and pasta (and don’t forget the fun name!) Beetle pasta, anyone?
- Be Persistent and Stay Positive
Some children are just naturally picky eaters. Start small and keep the end in mind, children with healthy minds and bodies!
For even more resources and ideas, visit Healthier Generation’s family engagement hub.