How To Market Fruits and Veggies to Your Kids: Tip #2

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 #2:

PLACE HEALTHY FOODS

at

CHILD’S EYE LEVEL

and

WITHIN CHILD’S REACH

Fruits on the Counter

The premise behind this tip is that children will gravitate towards the food that are at their eye level and within their grasp.

Son's Dedicated Fridge Level: raw almond butter, green smoothie, raw yoghurt, dehydrated buckwheat cereal, flax seed crackers and kale chips, raw salted eggs, nuts and dried fruits

1. dedicate one level of the fridge to your child’s fave healthy foods (cut fruit or veggies, raw almond butter, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, dips, snack items)

2. dedicate one level of the pantry to your child’s fave healthy foods (honey, raw chips, raw cookies, dehydrated snacks)

3. make cut fresh fruit, cut vegetables, green smoothies and raw milk available at all times (we use our stainless steel lunch box and thermos with a straw)

4. keep fresh produce on the counter at all times

Tip #3: PROMOTE FRUITS AND VEGGIES USING FAVOURITE CHARACTERS or PEOPLE

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5 Responses to “How To Market Fruits and Veggies to Your Kids: Tip #2”

  1. courtneylee7 April 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I wish I had that in my fridge! Do the kale chips stay crispy even in the refrigerator?

    • Mama In The Kitchen April 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

      Haven’t had a problem in an air tight container. But maybe also because it’s all gone too soon. 😉

      • courtneylee7 April 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm #

        yea I always end up eating all the kale chips rather quickly! but lately I’ve been using my kale in my green monster smoothies rather than into chip form. waiting for the chips to bake/dehydrate takes so long and im impatient=)

      • Mama In The Kitchen April 15, 2011 at 9:04 am #

        😉 We love fresh over dehydrated too! 😉

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