If you want to get your kids interested in something new make a game of it, recommends Healthy Schools Healthy Families Program Manager Leah Cox.
“Kids like challenges and puzzles,” Cox says. “So giving them the opportunity to decide which apple is best or what food sample to try provides a great way to motivate them to try new foods.”
This month, GISD is encouraging parents to take their children grocery shopping and let them pick one new fruit or vegetable they’d like to try.
“Chances are, what they buy they will try,” says Cox, “and that’s a winning strategy.”
Try it Tuesday Tip: Bring your children to the store and let them pick one new fruit or vegetable they’d like to sample.