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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Year to Savor the Thyme Tip #11 -> Trying New foods with your Kids

Trying new foods with kids can be fun, rewarding and frustrating. I make sure we bring new foods into the house regularly as well as have the favorites available. We all have different taste preferences so sometimes the foods are a hit and sometimes, they may only be appreciated by one of you. Do your best to expose the family (and yourself!) to new foods and remember, you often have to do this a number of times before the kids may even try them but do not give up after one attempt.

As you can see, I have one that is willing and one that is not so so I can sympathize with you. Keep the foods out, let them look, smell and explore with them. And yes, after the video, my son ate 2 figs but did not care for the golden raspberries.


Unplanned Cooking said...

One of my greatest challenges is getting our first to try new foods. Over time he's gotten much better.

Joie de vivre said...

I had a nutritionist friend once tell me that a child has to see a food at least 20 times before he even THINKS about trying it. He may still decide not to, but at least he has thought about it. My philosophy is just to keep exposing them over and over to new foods and after a while, they will try them! At least that's the theory.... :)

TheFitnessFreak said...

I love it! That is SO like my son : ) Those both looked delicious to me !

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I always let my kids help me prepare, wash, cook the food and then I know they will at least try one bite of it (and usually more) They are so proud of the fact that they helped prepare the meal.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

So fun watching your kids try new things. Mine are 3 and 6, I can totally relate. I do the same, expose them to everything and have the back ups on hand so no one goes starving!

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