I am a mother of a 2-year-old toddler and I'm struggling to get her to eat more fruits and vegetables. She seems to prefer only certain foods and refuses to try new things. I'm worried that she's not getting enough nutrients and I want to make sure she's healthy. I've tried mixing fruits and vegetables into her meals, but she's quick to pick them out. Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to encourage a toddler to eat more fruits and veggies? I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you!
I understand your concern as I also have a toddler who does not eat many fruits and vegetables. One thing I have noticed is that children often imitate the eating habits of their parents, so it is important to lead by example. I make sure to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in my own meals and my child has become more open to trying them as a result. Another thing that has worked for us is making it a game. For example, we play "guess the vegetable" where I give hints about a certain vegetable and my child gets a prize if she guesses correctly. Lastly, I try not to force my child to eat anything and instead offer a variety of options to allow her to make her own choices. I hope these tips help and don't get discouraged, it takes time for toddlers to develop a taste for certain foods. Good luck!