Turn your kids into veggie lovers! #HiddenVeggies
A recent survey finds that Canadian moms struggle to ensure their kids get the recommended daily fruit and vegetable intake of between 4 and 6 servings (depending on their age).
The national survey, commissioned by Tropicana Farmstand, reveals interesting â€“ and in some cases amusing – insights from over 2,000 Canadian moms on the topic of picky eaters.
Key survey highlights:
- More than one third (35%) of Canadian moms admit they have absolutely no idea what they can do to get their kids to eat more vegetables.
- Some moms take to â€œhidingâ€ veggies in sauces, baked goods or smoothies, or pureeing or mashing them into foods. The survey revealed that as many as 61% of moms do this with success.
- More than half of moms (52%) admit their kids are getting fewer vegetable servings than Canadaâ€™s Food Guide recommends. Instead of getting the recommended four to six (depending on their age) fruits and veggies, the majority are only getting one to three.