Monday, July 16, 2012

Be a Scientific Explorer...with Fruit!

Next time you're at the market, go into the fruit aisle and have your kids pick out one fruit (one for each child, no duplicates) that they've never tasted. Take it home, look it up to see where it's from, and if there's any "trick" to eating it. Then taste it. Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Let them get a piece of their sibling's choice. Now, let them decide whether to eat or throw away the remainder, without repercussion.

If you let your child explore without "pushing" them to eat something they're not familiar with, chances are the next time you put a new-to-them food on the table at mealtime, they'll be willing to test it.

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