develop interest in eating fruits..

@aweins (4199)
India
June 14, 2011 10:49am CST
i love fruits and i can stay on fruits the whole day without eating anything. my three year old is not so fond of fruits . but i have seen that many kids here, around me, eat fruits and enjoy eating. but i have to run after her to complete any single edible thing. it is so very difficult to feed her. before she use to take fruit juices so i was like a bit happy, ok, she is atleast having juice, if not the fruit. i know , fruit is more in a plus side, because of the fibre content, but what to do with children. what to do to develop her interest in fruits. it is such an important and good thing to eat them.
9 responses
@Rosa26 (2618)
• United States
28 Nov 11
You can make like funny foods with happy faces on pancakes with strawberry,or make a smothie, maybe she will like it,or maybe you can make a punch of fruits with fruits in little pieces in the juice, I love that it taste great.
@marguicha (213221)
• Chile
20 Jul 11
I would start with fruit juices, specially in Summer. You can also make homemade jellies with fruit and unflavored gelatin. If the fruit is blended it does not lose its fiber content. Luck!
@Fishmomma (11378)
• United States
19 Jul 11
I like to put fruit into my recipes like muffins. Its one way to make sure children are getting some fruit each day. Also I like to cut the fruit into cute shapes like bunnies and dogs. You might let her decorate her fruit.
• Philippines
25 Jun 11
Maybe you can mix the fruits with other food, or maybe you can make the fruits look delicious. Like maybe you should make it into a salad that looks really scrumptious so you three year old will eat it. I love fruits. I've always love eating fruits. I suggest make the fruits into salad and also always make it into juice so that you're three year old will develop interest in fruits too.
@greenline (14838)
• Canada
16 Jun 11
It is amazing kids make their choices even at their very young ages. Personally, I cannot recall what my choice was when I was that age. But today, I am very much addicted to eating fruits, many kinds. And, I keep reciting "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away". I know my doctor doesn't like that !! Ha ha !
@marguicha (213221)
• Chile
16 Jun 11
I love fruits and my country has many fruits throughout the year. I´m now starting to mix fruits and some salad greens and they make a lovely mixture. Try to make a gressing with orange juice instead of lemon juice or vinegar: it adds a zets to the salad.
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
Kids are really difficult to feed since they are very picky. Once we introduce new kind of food to them, make sure to accompany it with fruits so they will get use to make fruits as part of every meal. If ever they refuse then you better prepare their own meal and try to make it look yummy attractive..hehe..
@karlim (122)
• Singapore
15 Jun 11
Maybe give her some fruit juices or yogurt fruit drinks (Mango lassi) everyday, and slowly she will like the the fruity tastes and enjoy eating fruits.
@mskauchi (36)
• Philippines
15 Jun 11
Children profess a dislike for anything healthy like fruits and vegetables. The trick to getting kids to eat a "yucky" food is to start when they are young, make it fun to eat, disguise it or to present it in an attractive way. Fruit can be easily hidden in desserts, but hiding vegetables or making them appetizing can be a challenge. Start to introduce vegetables into a small child's diet before introducing fruit. Toddlers can easily handle canned baby carrots; these small vegetables are hand-sized, somewhat sweet and relatively soft to chew on. Bananas are a good first fruit to introduce; they can be cut into medallions and are not overly sweet. Choose bananas that are ripe, but still firm. The most important thing behavior by showing kids that you like a variety of fruits and vegetables. Eat them in front of the child at snack or meal time. Way to go! I hope this helps you.