We love making it easy for families to eat more fruits and vegetables! There’s plenty of scientific studies that show that the more exposure you give your kids to fruits and vegetables the more likely they are to (finally) eat them!
Besides keeping plenty of fresh colorful food coming to your kitchen, one of the best tools we’ve discovered too is positive influence from peers.
Here’s how it works:
1. Choose your food (You or your child chooses an episode you would like to watch.)
2. Prepare a plate (Wash and prepare the food and put it on a plate in front of your child. Often you can put the whole raw vegetable on the plate, other times you may decide to cut or cook a certain food beforehand. The fun part is about to start.)
3. Press Play (Hit ‘Play’ on your device, and let the magic unfold.)
4. Watch what happens (It might take a minute or two, but your child will begin engaging with the food after seeing what the kids on the screen do. They often will not only copy the eating, but also the giggles and behaviors.)
“This is the time when I nonchalantly walk away and busy myself as if nothing could interest me less,” says director Malona Badelt, “while quite the opposite is true. I am eager to see if my experiment works, but don’t want to project any expectations on my two-year-old son. I give him space, and lo and behold, my son who swore to me that he doesn’t like bell peppers, that they are even yucky, crunches them up as if they were apples.”
That’s all. It’s really that simple.