As we live in a very controversial time with children and weight and eating right types of food, the one comment I always hear is “your children eat so good”. A lot of people have always said “my kids dont like fruits” or I hear “my kids wont eat fruits”. To me and in no means am I trying to point fingers, or call out nor am I saying this is the right way to parent. But, to me I think its because you (the parent) did not start your child/children at a young age. Today if I went to the grocery store my kids would get EXCITED to get strawberries, blueberries, grapes and apples. They would prefer a fruit salad bowl over a bowl of chips. People always say NO WAY, when I say this till they see it. Either myself or my wife can create a smorgasbord of fruit and our children will devour them like hyenas. It’s not about whether your kid will like fruit or not. Its about taking the time and instilling that into them when they are young. Remember, it all starts when they are young. It’s about taking the time and preparing the fruits for them. It’s an essential part of a child’s diet and even more essential as they get older. Do not give in, what I mean by that is understand that while its much easier to just throw in eggos or pop tarts, or some sugary cereal they are getting temporary fake sugar and not natural sugar and nutrients that they need. They key here is making them understand that this is what they need to eat for good long lasting energy and for PROPER sugars that they need to put in their body. It will help them grow strong and be fast, like a super hero my youngest son always tells me.
Even with a family of four kids and running a business my wife and I find time to always keep a fresh and healthy stock of fresh fruit. And might I recommend if you are looking for a nice day out or for some healthy fun please look around in your local area for blueberry, strawberry or apple picking. There are many things and farms and places out there that you can go and take the family to for a fun day out. Yes sometimes they may charge a bit more but you’re going for the experience and memories not for just the berries / fruit / veggies. We always try to help support local farmers and markets as much as possible as well.
I hope that you found this little blurb informational and hopefully it inspires you to start feeding your child fruits and paving the way for them for years to come. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed by the outcome.