Having a hard time getting your kids to eat fruit?
Our fruit nutrition fact for kids page gives you some ideas.
It doesn't have to be a lot of work, but it is important for kids (and adults) to get enough fruit every day.
A child's serving is a small piece of fresh fruit, 1/3 cup berries, 3 tablespoons dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh fruit juice.
It's not fruit flavored drinks loaded with sugar.
Getting Kids to Eat More Fruit:
How much is enough? It depends on the child's age.
In the produce section, let your kids pick out a new fruit (or vegetable) to try.
Kids are more interested in trying new foods if they get to pick them. They take pride in helping make grown up decisions about what the family will eat.
Let kids mix things in a bowl or arrange fruit for dessert - they'll want to eat what they've made and are more apt to try new foods.
If you're making fruit salad, let younger kids wash the fruit while you or older children cut it up. The younger kids can toss it all together.
Kids love food that have different shapes and bright colors. Good fruits include star fruit, mango and kiwi to name a few.
Get creative with serving fruit. Turn an orange into a happy face by peeling, breaking into segments and arranging them on a plate.
Mango can be a lot of fun to eat and its sweetness appeals to kids.
Pineapple is another good choice as it's sweet and juicy.
Dessert on a Stick
Using a skewer, add on different fruits - grapes, pears, plums, kiwi, apples and bananas. Provide yogurt as a dipping sauce, if desired. This is an easy dessert that kids love.
Colorful Fruit Parfait
In a parfait cup, layer yogurt, granola and fresh fruit (make it colorful!). Top with whipped topping and serve with long handled spoons.
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