Trying to get more fruit into your diet? Sometimes it's all in the presentation
Get Your Kids to Eat More Fruit
It can be mystifying when your child eats apple slices but rolls his eyes at the offer of a whole apple, but a new study suggests it’s all about the sell when trying to get your kids to eat more fruit.
Earlier this year, Dutch researchers examining ways to boost fruit consumption in 94 children aged four to seven, found that kids would eat almost twice as much fruit when it was made more attractive. In the study, the children gobbled up the apples, strawberries and grapes skewered with colourful cocktail sticks and pierced into a watermelon but were less enthused about the same skewered fruits presented on a white plate. “Perhaps it was not just about taste, but about fun,” concluded the researchers in the current issue of the research journal Appetite.
With that in mind, here are some creative ways to introduce more fruit into your child’s diet: