Eat Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a DayHealthy heroes fly past the drive-thru!
The vitamins, minerals, and fiber in fruits and vegetables are important to your children’s health. Fruits and vegetables help kids grow, fight off illness and can prevent weight gain, so encourage your children to eat at least five servings each day. As a parent, your job is to offer opportunities for your children to make good food choices, not to try to force children to eat these foods.
Child feeding expert and author Ellyn Satter has developed the Division of Responsibility in Feeding. According to Ms. Satter, as a parent it is your responsibility to decide:
- What food is offered
- When food is offered
- Where food is offered
- If he or she will eat or not
- What he or she will eat from what is offered
- How much he or she will eat