Thursday, June 6, 2013
How do your kids like their veggies?
Children eat more veggies when flavored dips are offered (Click for full article)
A small study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that 64% of preschoolers said they liked a vegetable when it was served with a low-fat dip, while only 31% of participants said they liked the vegetable by itself. Researchers also found that pairing celery or squash with a flavored dip resulted in greater intake among children, compared with serving the vegetables alone.
(You can try to use any flavoring and wean down the caloric value over time.)
--Thanks Dr. Jopling for the link
Posted by Mandy at 12:45 PM