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Health Tip: Let Kids Learn in the Kitchen

Hands-on experience can encourage healthier eating

(HealthDay News) -- Many children don't like fruit and veggies, but that shouldn't stop kids from eating healthy.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends:

  • Let your child go to the grocery store and shop for produce with you. The child should choose fruit and veggies that look appealing.
  • Create fun challenges while shopping. Have your child pick out produce of different colors.
  • Give young children cookbooks and let them look through pictures to choose a meal that looks good. Older children can help with cooking and preparation.
  • Talk to your child about how he or she wants to prepare the produce bought at the store.
  • Let your child help as much as possible, from rinsing produce to tearing lettuce and cooking food.
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