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Download this free printable Fruit & Veggie Checklist to help keep track of healthy eating for kids. It can be used to reward them for good eating habits, too.
I’ll be the first to admit that I think my kids eating healthy is a priority, but that in actuality convenience sometimes trumps that. Yogurt pouches and homemade granola bars are healthy enough, but we’re not always hitting the recommended number of fruits and veggies. But, finding a way to keep track of healthy eating for the kids just got a little easier though with this Fruit and Vegetable checklist. It’s a free printable for you to download.
We have struggled for a long time with Ethan’s ‘feeding’ as the doctors call it. We’ve done ‘food therapy’ where we’ve worked to try new foods and desensitize him to different textures. Getting him to eat 5 fruits and veggies and day is definitely a huge challenge. For Olivia, it’s a breeze. We keep strawberries, watermelon and cucumbers cut up in the fridge in small containers and she frequently will help herself to one of these snacks. For Ethan though, we’ve had to make it more of a game, and reward him for eating the foods he’ll tolerate, but doesn’t love, like bananas and pears. This chart works to both keep us focused on his healthy eating, as well as motivating him to ‘eat the rainbow.’ Weekly rewards – small toys or a new book – go a long way to making this more successful.
Do you have picky eaters in your house? How do you work around preferences and aversions to make sure your kids are eating healthy?
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