Do you have a picky eater at home? Studies show the more often a child tries a new food, the more they’ll get used to it and like it. Make meal time at home fun with creating fun food art with healthy foods, such as ants on a log, or fruit flowers, or have children help in meal planning for the week. Each time you visit the grocery store, have your child pick out a new fruit or vegetable to try. For more fun ways to encourage your children to eat more fruits and vegetables, check out https://www.choosemyplate.gov/families and https://eat-move-save.extension.illinois.edu/eat for new recipes to try.

 

Ashley Hoffman, MS

Extension Educator, SNAP-Education