Tips for Diversifying Children's Diets

Tips for Diversifying Children’s Diets

  • Get children involved in the kitchen

  • Wash fruit and vegetables

  • Measure ingredients

  • Tear lettuce for salad

  • Cut vegetables

  • Help set table

  • Let children help in planning the meals

  • Take children grocery shopping at the store or farmer’s market

  • Add healthy foods when you can (i.e. broccoli to mac and cheese)

  • Don’t buy food you don’t want (you or) your children to eat

  • Make meals fun

  • Use cookie cutters for varying shapes

  • Offer “taco night” model meals

  • Toothpicks/party picks

  • Food art

  • Use an ice cream scooper to serve rice, mashed potatoes

  • Keep healthy snacks convenient and accessible

  • Eat meals as a family

  • Let children make a beautiful vegetable platter to serve

  • Use dips- ie. Bean dip, guacamole, hummus


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