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How do I get my eight year old child to eat fruits and vegtibles?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Feed them to them

Set some rules about eating fruits and veggies before they can get the things they really want to eat.
Give them some choices on the fruits and veggies but be firm about eating them. That way, the choice and power stays in their hands.

In brief: Feed them to them

Set some rules about eating fruits and veggies before they can get the things they really want to eat.
Give them some choices on the fruits and veggies but be firm about eating them. That way, the choice and power stays in their hands.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Your li'l shopper

Your kid is now your personal shopping assistant.
Let your kid pick some fruits and veggies. Good luck!

In brief: Your li'l shopper

Your kid is now your personal shopping assistant.
Let your kid pick some fruits and veggies. Good luck!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Eat by example

Children mimic parents in many ways.
Eat meals as a family, and encourage, but don't force, everyone to taste everything. Offer everything, provide a wide variety, and be sure to try new things yourself. Garden together, children will often eat if they've participated in growing or preparing food. Serve the same food 15 meals in a row-this really works!

In brief: Eat by example

Children mimic parents in many ways.
Eat meals as a family, and encourage, but don't force, everyone to taste everything. Offer everything, provide a wide variety, and be sure to try new things yourself. Garden together, children will often eat if they've participated in growing or preparing food. Serve the same food 15 meals in a row-this really works!
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Juice them

Juicing offers a great alternative to eating fruits and vegetables.

In brief: Juice them

Juicing offers a great alternative to eating fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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