Most kids actually like fruit, but it can be a challenge to make sure your kids get enough without overdoing sugary juice. Here are a few tips to help get kids eating more fruit:
- If your child doesn't like fruit, you may want to start serving breakfast or bedtime smoothies made from yogurt, bananas, pineapple, berries or other blender-friendly fruits.
You can include lots of fruit (and some veggies!) in muffins and low-fat snack breads. All you'll need is a good cookbook and a good ol' food grater. Try to avoid giving your kid too much fruit juice. Kids can fill up on juice and not eat properly at mealtime. Others drink a lot of juice, in addition to regular meals and snacks, which can lead to excess weight gain over time. (Juice is naturally high in sugar and, so, high in calories.) Besides, if your kid gets her fruit via juice rather than fruit itself, she'll miss out on a lot of natural fiber.report abuse