From Brain to Belly: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Veggies

Experts suggest that kids who know the names and appearances of veggies are more likely to eat them. We’ve got five easy tips for exposing your kids to vegetables and their benefits, for more educational and happy mealtimes.

To know a veggie is to love it.

That’s the common thinking, anyway. Teach a kid to know her vegetables, and you may have a veggie lover in … well, how long it takes might vary. 

Lettuce Begin: 5 Winter Salads Your Kids Will Love

If your kids tend to skip salad then try making it the main event. We’ve got five hearty winter salads brimming with nutritious veggies and dressed with sweet-and-salty fruits and proteins.

For many kids, these are the salad days. So why not dress them up?

Salad days are those when we are young and inexperienced. So isn’t it natural to fill them with actual salads with new tastes? Makes no difference that it’s cold out.

Veggie Spotlight: The Misunderstood Brussels Sprout

They’re awfully cute, but Brussels sprouts tend to evoke crinkly noses, not kisses, at mealtime. We’ve got a nutritional explanation why they should bring kisses, and recipes that might straighten up little noses.

At home, we often call Brussels sprouts “little cabbage.” In France, saying the same might just get you a kiss.

That’s because the French term for sweetheart, “petit chou,” literally translates to little cabbage. And therefore,

The ABCs of Veggies: Finding Vitamins in Nature’s Healthiest Foods

The basics of nutrition can be as simple as A,B,C – and D,E,K. Let’s look at the different vitamins we find in veggies and how they benefit growing bodies.

In the classroom a C may be considered average. In a child’s body, however, a C is as important as an A, a B and sometimes even a K.

Indeed, if a child’s body were a classroom, the letter grades that matter most apply to vitamins,