How To Market Fruits and Veggies to Your Kids: Tip #1

17 Jan

Big bucks are being spent on marketing unhealthy foods directly to children.  What are parents to do?  Learn how and what is being done, find ways to counter the commercials that make kids want to eat unhealthy foods and in the process market fruits and veggies to kids.  We may not have more money than big food corporations, but we have the advantage of time with, love for and commitment to the health of our children.

TIP #1:

MODEL HEALTHY NUTRITION

Recently in Florida, our son helped Daddy choose exotic fruits to try

 

The premise behind this tip is that if children are accustomed to watching their own parents eating and truly enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, they will be more open to eating the same foods.

Being pretty much a raw vegan, I had thought that I was a great model on eating fruits and veggies.  But while my son loves all kinds of fruit and his ‘Tastes Just Like Honey’ Pooh Bear Green Smoothie, eating salads has not been popular for the past 6 months.  What I discovered the other day changed all that: my son ‘caught’ me truly enjoying my salad (read about how I unintentionally got my son to love Kale Salad).  And now Kale Salad is one of his fave foods.

Tip #2: PLACE HEALTHY FOODS at CHILD’S EYE LEVEL and WITHIN CHILD’S REACH

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