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Eat Your Veggies

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The question:
How can I get my kids to eat more fruits and vegetables?

The answer?...
The Brits say… make meals a family affair.

A new study from the Department of Health in England and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Health finds that kids whose families eat meals together at home eat more fruits and veggies than those who don't.

The home environment has a major influence on kids’ dietary habits. Children take cues from their parents ...so mom and dad- you should eat more fruits and vegetables, too.

Another trick for upping your child's fruit and vegetable intake:
Slice and dice. The study found cutting up fruits and veggies encourages kids to eat more of them. Maybe they're less intimidating that way. Or maybe older kids are just too busy with their handhelds to cut them themselves.

Whatever the case, Eating fruits and vegetables lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

It's good for kids, good for mom and dad......good for the entire family.

The real trick of course? Getting the whole family in one place at one time.