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Tuesday Tip for Picky Eaters: Helping with the Harvest

This week’s Tuesday Tip for Picky Eaters: Helping with the Harvest.
Henry loves berries, with one big caveat -- he loves fresh picked berries. He will devour handfuls of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries if they are directly off the vine. Henry is much more fickle about eating berries when we have a meal at the table and sometimes won't even consider berries when they are cold from the refrigerator. But when we harvest berries from our yard, then he just keeps signing for more, more, more!
Eating fresh-picked raspberries from our backyard.
Helping with the harvest can be a big motivator for kids to eat fresh produce. It certainly makes a difference for Henry. Whether you have room for a big backyard garden or just a few containers on your porch, try including your kids in growing and eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. If you don't have any space to grow your own, find out if there is a community garden in your neighborhood, or take a trip to a local u-pick farm.
Yum - more raspberries!

It's also a reminder not to make assumptions that your child doesn't like a certain food. Being in a new environment may encourage your child to try something different. Try having a picnic and see if your child just might take a bite!

Henry thinks raspberries always taste better outside.

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