Fruit Tips For Children, how to make your child eat a healthier fruit based diet!
Set a good example for children by eating fruit every day with meals or as snacks. Offer children a choice of fruits for lunch. Depending on their age, children can help shop for, clean, peel, or cut up fruits. While shopping, allow children to pick out a new fruit to try later at home. Decorate plates or serving dishes with fruit slices. Top off a bowl of cereal with some berries. Or, make a smiley face with sliced bananas for eyes, raisins for a nose, and an orange slice for a mouth. Offer raisins or other dried fruits instead of candy. Make fruit kabobs using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes, and berries. Pack a juice box (100% juice) in children’s lunches instead of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages. Look for and choose fruit options, such as sliced apples, mixed fruit cup, or 100% fruit juice in fast food restaurants. Offer fruit pieces and 100% fruit juice to children. There is often little fruit in “fruit-flavored” beverages or chewy fruit snacks.
Keep fruits separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood while shopping, preparing, or storing.
- Dr Rammohan Gunreddy (excerpts from post at docplexus discussion board)