As much as children shy away from them, fruits and veggies are a very important tool in the growth process. If parents cultivate the habit of feeding their children fruits and vegetables on a regular basis at a young age, they have a higher chance of instilling a habit that children will keep up when they are older! This is something we are constantly working on with LA, and will with baby Addy.
Although eating fruits and vegetables regularly is a great habit, there are also many health benefits. Eating fruits and vegetables regularly can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and certain cancers; it can also reduce the chance of obesity in children. Many parents may have a hard time getting their children to like fruits and vegetables so living by example is a great way to get them interested. According to an article from the Earth’s Best website, “Getting Your Child to Pick Fruits & Vegetables”:
- “Be a good model by eating your fruits and vegetables. Parents who eat more fruits and vegetables often have kids who a) are less picky and b) consume more fruits and vegetables. Research shows that parents who eat more fruits and veggies are less likely to pressure their kids to eat them, which is key.” This is something we really work to do! We know that what we eat will greatly influence our children and their habits so we make sure they see us eat our fruits and veggies and make it known that we are enjoying them!
If you’re struggling to get your children interested in wholes fruits, Earth’s Best has an Organic Apple Sauce that can be a good alternative for an actual apple or piece of fruit. Earth’s Best Organic Apple Sauce is made with 100% organic apples to keep little bodies and minds growing strong. The Organic Apple Sauce by Earth’s Best is perfectly sized in on-the-go cups so they can serve as snacks at any time of the day. With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, Earth’s Best Organic Apple Sauce is available in original and cinnamon.
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