You asked

How can I persuade my child to eat more fruit and vegetables?

Irrespective of what age your child is, it can often be difficult to get them to eat their fruit and vegetables.
Here are some of our fun and creative ways to add more of them to your child’s diet:
  • Add some chopped strawberries, bananas or blueberries to a bowl of whole grain cereal 
  • Make frozen fruit pops for kids using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes, and berries.
  • Go food shopping together. Let them see all the different fruits and vegetables and have them pick the ones they want to try.
  • Whip up some homemade fruit smoothies for a quick healthy breakfast or afternoon snack.
  • Include vegetables and fruits to things you bake, such as blueberry pancakes, carrot muffins or courgette bread.
  • Add extra vegetables to soups, stews, and sauces. Grate or shred them to ensure they are blended in.

More questions

Antioxidants have many wonderful properties so it's important that you try and fit them into your family's diet.
Weight problems can be difficult to resolve. It’s important to prevent the problem from happening in the first place.
Many parents struggle to find time to provide a healthy and nutritious breakfast for their children.
Foods that are high in sugar and salt should be avoided, including saturated fat, sugar and salt. They can cause obesity which can lead to heart disease,type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Recommended servings As...
Irrespective of what age your child is, it can often be difficult to get them to eat their fruit and vegetables.
Fussy eating is something that often develops early on for many children, setting the pattern for years of mealtime battles.
Foods such as meat, fish and beans provide protein in the diet which is responsible for growth and iron and to help the body function. Your child needs 2 servings from this food group per day. One serving is...
Milk, cheese and yoghurt all provide calcium which is necessary for strong and healthy bones.
Foods on this shelf are the best energy providers for your child's body, so the more active your child is the more he will need.
It can be difficult to control your child’s dietary choices, there’s always the chance of having treats at school, birthday parties or on the weekends and during the holidays.