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Should we play hide-and-go-seek with our children's vegetables?

Date:
March 1, 2012
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Elsevier Health Sciences
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Pass the peas please! How often do we hear our children say this? According to a recent survey of adolescents, only 21 percent of our children eat the recommended five or more fruits and vegetables per day. So not very many children are asking their parents to "pass the peas," and parents are resorting to other methods to get their children to eat their vegetables.

Pass the peas please! How often do we hear our children say this? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey of adolescents, only 21% of our children eat the recommended 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day. So not very many children are asking their parents to "pass the peas," and parents are resorting to other methods to get their children to eat their vegetables.


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  1. Lizzy Pope, Randi L. Wolf. The Influence of Labeling the Vegetable Content of Snack Food on Children's Taste Preferences: A Pilot Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012; 44 (2): 178 DOI: 10.1016/j.jneb.2010.02.006

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