My Food Diary

Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader?

Posted by: Tracy  :  in topic: At the Training Table

Here’s a wonderful idea from of my very cool and tricky friends to get kids excited about trying healthy new foods.  Have your grade schoolers select one new fresh fruit or vegetable they want the whole family to try.  Let them do a little research on the computer to pick a few they’re interested in and then take them to the supermarket to find one of their selections.  (You may want to have 2 or 3 options since not all stores will carry some of the more exotic varieties!)  Let them choose how the new food will be prepared and served, and have everyone try it together at a family meal.  The person who chose it might even like to give the rest of the team a little team briefing on where the food comes from, and how it’s most often enjoyed.  EVERYONE must try at least a little bit, then talk about how you like it- or not!  At least you’re finding a fun way to try new stuff that will keep the team involved!  And sooner or later, you’re sure to find some one or two healthy foods to add to your family’s menu.  Bon Apetit!  (By the way, Thanks for this awesome trick, Chris!)

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