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My 8 year old won't eat any vegetables I cook for him. What can I do to help him eat vegetables?


Hi there and thank you for question!

It is very common and normal for some children to not eat vegetables so you are not alone! The goal is to not to pressure your son into eating vegetables but to make mealtime a relaxed and comfortable experience for him. It could take 15 to 20 times before some children to try a new food. 

Here are some Lifestyle pages that you may find helpful:

I have had some success with encouraging kids to eat vegetables by involving them in making the recipe. Here are some recipes they enjoyed:

We have over 100 kid-friendly recipes that you can choose from and try together with you son!

Hope this helps!



Anna Ng, RD  

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