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Helping kids eat healthy: Get sneaky

DI GOODWIN
Last updated 05:00 14/02/2013
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SLOW PROGRESS: If kids aren't in to vegetables, you can slowly change their minds - with a bit of patience.

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One of my children would only eat carbs - no fruit, meat or veges. But she loved pasta, so I used that to encourage her to eat lean mince and mashed (to start with very finely) vegetables stirred through it and very slowly mashed the vegetables less and less.

The pasta was tomato-based so she also got that.

I also froze fresh fruit juice in to ice blocks over the summer months or mixed it in to ice cream, which she loved.

She is now a healthy 33-year-old and we all joke she is the "food police" as she watches what the family eats to ensure it is healthy.

Have you got a great tip for getting children to eat healthier? Share it with us.


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