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How to Get Any Child to Eat Vegetables

The secret may be in the crunchiness, according to new food research from the Netherlands.

By Adam Bean


How to Get Any Child to Eat Vegetables

Be patient but persistent and your child will give peas a chance.

RODALE NEWS, EMMAUS, PA—It’s a question parents have been fretting over since time immemorial: How do I get my kids to eat those doggone vegetables? And a positive kids-vegetables experience is more important than ever, given the exploding childhood obesity epidemic. Fortunately, Dutch researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands may have some answers.

THE DETAILS: In a study done last year, the researchers served a group of kids (aged 4 to 12) two vegetables: carrots and string beans. The vegetables were served either mashed, steamed, boiled, stir-fried, grilled, or deep-fried. Turns out the kids liked the boiling and steaming methods the best, because these methods were best at preserving the vegetables’ original crunchiness, color, taste, and texture.

Filed Under: CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Published on: April 5, 2010



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