“I don’t like that” screams your child when you put the tiny tree shaped vegetable in front of her on the plate. Sometimes trying to get my children to eat a well-balanced diet to include veggies is a chore in itself. My children range from teenager to toddler and I feel like I have learned a lot about getting my children to eat vegetables between my first and youngest child. I want to share the knowledge I have gained to other parents who may be struggling as well. So here are some tips to help out my fellow parents.
Your grandma probably didn’t have to wonder if the carrots she was serving up were nutritionally adequate. As long as there was enough food, her generation would have rightly assumed their children were receiving all the vitamins and minerals that were required. Parents today, unfortunately, do not enjoy the same luxury. Several recent studies have shown that our soil is nutritionally inferior to what it was a few decades ago. Foods grown today have less protein, calcium,phosphorus, iron, riboflavin and vitamin C than the last century.