Luckily, the child I currently care for loves his veggies (broccoli is one of his favorite foods), but he's still a bit wary about trying new items. His parents really wanted to expand his protein choices past chicken nuggets, though. But any time they or I tried to introduce him to new foods, he turned his nose up at the idea.
Some might like the idea of hiding healthy foods inside not-so-healthy options. I'm not a big fan of this, since the child doesn't get to know they're trying new things. If you like doing this, more power to you! It's a good way of sneaking in some very important vitamins.
Anyway, how do you get a kid to try new things? Well, we played "New Food Bingo!"
|My little guy's finished Bingo card. The results were surprising!|
Really, this helps with so many things. Your child doesn't clean up after herself? Make it a game! See if they can beat their own previous records!