do your children eat their vegetables?

United States
November 21, 2008 3:02pm CST
Did you have to entice them and if so how did you do it?By hiding them in their other foods,trickery,or bribery?lolThis is something i've heard parents struggle with my whole life.I was very lucky,all my babies love all their vegetables,they always did.They even eat raw oysters and have since before they could even open them.I really think it's because i have always offered them on their plate whether i thought they would eat them or not.
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• India
22 Nov 08
LOL make em tasty like with cheese!
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• United States
22 Nov 08
that is a very good suggestion.i hope you have a very great thanksgiving dinner!enjoy your vegies~!thanks for your response as well.
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
22 Nov 08
Yes, my children eat veggies. I have never had to entice them or struggle with them. As their father doesn't eat veggies. But he was never around much when they were younger. So, I got them liking veggies reguardless. That makes me a good mom.. Lol. My husband even made th comments that his kids won't liek veggies either.. They both do.....To funny!!
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• United States
22 Nov 08
yeah i went through the same thing with my boyfriends kids.they love evry thing i cook now!i think you did a great job and you should pat yourself on the back!so you guys have a blended family?his kids and you kids brought together?i'm trying this as well and although it has been a struggle.but things have already gotten better and they love me in the end...i think.lol happy thanks giving!!
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• Defiance, Ohio
22 Nov 08
Yes, I do have a blended family. But it is my teenager son from a previous marriage. Plus my current husband and I have two kids together. I have been with my current husband since my teenager was 4 yrs old. He is now 17 yrs old. My current husband has been the father figure he has needed. Since his real father has never been in th epicture or supported my teenager. Blended families are always a struggle. There are days when I ask myself....why? But I have noticed my teenager son is closer to my current husband than me. Which is a good thing. As I know he does have at least one positive role model in his life. I also tend to believe blended families have a way of teaching us things.
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
My 7 year old son doesn't like to eat vegetables. But I can make him eat if I can think of a superpower that vegetables can give him. Few weeks ago, he asked me about the carrots I've served on his plate. "Mommy, what's the power of carrots?". I would normally say - "It will give you a super vision and would turn your hair orange.". He will ask me again, why is hair not turning orange, and I will tell him "It's because you eat too little carrots". You need to eat more. Hehehe. Sometimes, these tricks work.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
super powers!!i love this stradagy and hey,if it works it works!good job and your baby will grow big and strong!!happy thanksgiving and thanks so much for the response!
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
25 Nov 08
Yeah that sounds the same as me, my children love their vegetables and have never complained or not eaten them...I think because they were always served and no great big deal was made about them...
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• United States
25 Nov 08
absolutly!no doubt about that!!no muss,no fuss,right?yep i'm with you on this one.great job and keep it up!i hope your thanksgiving dinner is very enjoyable as well this year!!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
wow, you really are lucky with your kids. my kids specially my son are so picky when it comes to the food they eat. so i just cook the vegetables they like to eat.
• United States
25 Nov 08
that will work great and less waisting.keep up the good job and your child will grow big and strong!thanks so much for the response.and happy thanksgiving!
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Unfortunately no!My 2 year old won't even eat that much solid foods.I tried mashing potatos,carrots and even fruits and he doesn't want to eat.I'm thinking that he'll outgrow that but I'm worried that he might not get enough nutrition if he just drinks milk all the time.Don't know what else to do.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
keep trying!!don't give up and always introduce them to your child!add cheese and try cooked vs. raw different variations.he'll catch on and find his nitch.thanks for the response.
• India
22 Nov 08
it is advisable for every parent to stress more on vegetable eating specially green vegetables in the form of salads or a tasty meal out of the green vegetables so that a child loves and relishes the green food in his or her daily meals. It is very important for a child to eat sufficient amount of green vegetables as it helps in the normal growth of his body and health right from the childhood otherwise a child can suffer any deficiency in the due course....its a must take care option for the parents...
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• United States
22 Nov 08
i am so with you on this one!great advice with this response.thankyou so much and i hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving this year!
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
Well, I just gave birth to my first-born son almost three weeks ago. But I have a lot of nieces and nephews and most of them don't eat vegetables. I, myself, don't like vegetables. I am more of a meat person. Well, when I see kids who enjoy eating vegetables, I salute their parents because making your kids love vegetables is really sucha hard job. Some vegetables taste bitter and some are tasteless. My husband think that leafy vegetables are just for animals.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
it's not as hard as i may seem at first.just offer them to the child even if you don't care for them.that is real important!you can use butter and cheese to make them taste a bit more inviting.good luck and happy holidays to you and your family.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
My son does. It's not that hard for me to make him eat his vegetables because I've started feeding him mashed vegetables before he even turned a year old. And my mom thinks that had helped a lot. Compared to my niece who totally hates vegetables. The only thing is, he's still a little suspicious when it comes to the green, leafy ones. Of all the vegetables, the leafy kinds are his least favorite. Maybe because they need a little more chewing. But at least, he eats them even if he protests a little. Before he turned 4 years old, I really had to cut those leafy ones to tiny eeny bit pieces. Almost to microscopic sizes!I didn't have to hide them with something else. As long as he doesn't have to chew it anymore, he's ok with it.
• United States
22 Nov 08
Good job!i think that is so funny that he is a bit suspicious on the leafy ones.but you are doing great and i am sure he'll come around.and if he don't,well at least there are many others that he likes.thankyou for the response and have a great holiday this thanksgiving!
@benallos (88)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
I have no problem with my children when eating vegetables. In fact they love it. Our children must eat vegetables so that will be become strong and healthy. It's good to hear from you that your kids love to eat their vegetables.
• United States
22 Nov 08
i am so happy to hear that just keep up the good work and they will grow really strong and healthy.thankyou for the reply and i hope the best to you and your family.have a great thanksgiving as well.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
22 Nov 08
My kids are okay with vegetables. They prefer having raw vegetable though. For the most part they will pick things like raw carrots or snap peas to eat over the junk food. I also think it was because they were offered these things at a young age.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
my kids love them raw too,eapecially when i make them with my famouse vegie dip.LOL! onion soup mixed with sour cream.i'm glad to hear that.keep up the great work!!thanks for the response and have a happy thanksgiving too!!!
@laladida (151)
• United States
22 Nov 08
My children eat my food as if the world is gonna end
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• United States
22 Nov 08
you must be a great cook too!good job and thanks so much for the response!i hope you keep doing what you are doing it seems to work.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I don't have trouble with our kids eating vegetables. i did the same thing. from the time they could eat solid food I gave them vegetables. even if it was a vegetable that i didn't like i would offer it to them. i'm glad i did it because now they eat pretty good. there are some that they have decided they didn't like, but they eat most of them.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
that is important that you offer them foods that you may not like.after all they do have their own taste buds.so many parents only feed their kids what they like.great job and thanks so much for the response!happy holidays!
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I think it starts when they are very little. If mom and dad are not eating and enjoying their vegetables, then the kid will probably be very suspicious of them (veggies not the parents~hahaha)My kids have always done fairly well with vegetables. There are some that my daughter will not eat, but there are many more that she will. My son, on the other hand will eat just about anything.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
yes i agree,and always believed that since i first had children.it seemed to make sence and it worked.i also eat my vegies lol.and that played apart in how well my children ate.the only thing my oldest daughter doesn't like is mustard,go figure.but believe it or not they love greens,broccoli,and especially salad vegies!i had a small garden when they were babies and the were facinated by picking and eating straight from the outdoors.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Nov 08
My daughter loves pretty much any vegetable. My son however has a certain few that he likes. No changing his mind either. I just stick to the ones that I know he will eat instead of making a fuss. It could be worse. He could hate all of them.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
oh definately!just be glad he likes the ones he does.it's better than none at all.just keep intriducing them and see where it goes.thanks for the response!
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
21 Nov 08
My son loves vegetables, and I think it is partly because I also offered them to him from the time he first started eating solid foods, and especially when he started feeding himself. It was fun seeing him try to pick up the peas one by one and get them into his mouth. Now, at 2, he loves his veggies and asks for them all the time. I also try to make meal times relaxed and fun. I let him decide what to eat- from a few choices, and I let him help prepare it whenever possible.
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• United States
22 Nov 08
yes i am sure that starting him off early is a definate reason he doesn't mind eating his vegies.i'm so glad to hear that.at two he is probably teething,so here is a suggestion,when mine were that age i used to give them the turkey bone with all the meat cleaned off and as long as they were in their high chair i'd let em naw on it...they loved it and don't dare try to take it away!But i'm glad to hear that he eats his vegies.