November 25, 2004

Body Talk: Kids: Fussy Eaters

Won't eat

Boiled carrots

The best vegetable source of vitamin A, needed for the immune system to fight coughs and colds, and for healthy skin, eyes and growth. A kids' portion is the amount a child can fit in their hand.

Might eat

Purple carrots cut into flower shapes

Try Sainsbury's Taste The Difference purple carrots - an old- fashioned variety which may tempt them on novelty value alone. They're just as nutritious. Cut them into flower shapes for more fun.

Will eat

Carrots mashed with potato

Mash your own or use a ready-made supermarket brand (but not for under-ones because of the added salt). Most kids like the taste and texture of this and it's still a good source of vitamin A.