Toddlers and young children aren’t always enthusiastic about eating their fruits and vegetables. But it’s our duty as parents to provide these nutritious foods throughout the day. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to battle, coerce or sneak around this matter with our children?
We were inspired to create “Hippo Eats Fruits & Veggies” as a way to make eating vegetables and fruits more appealing to children.
What you’ll need:
* A color printout of “Hippo Eats Fruits and Veggies”
* Laminate or plastic sleeve
* Dry erase or window markers (more colors the better!)
How it works:
Simply cover the printout with laminate or plastic sleeve to make the chart reusable. Explain to your child that as he/she eats fruits and vegetables they will be added to the shopping cart. You can write the words and/or draw a picture of the items with a dry erase marker. If you send your child to school or daycare with fruits and veggies as lunch or snacks, be sure to draw them in together when they get home. By dinnertime your child will be able to see and feel good about just how many nutritious fruits and veggies were consumed throughout the day.
Don’t forget to lead by example!