Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Add More Fruit and Veggies to Your Child’s Day

Add More Fruit and Veggies to Your Child’s Day

Healthy eating is hard for a lot of adults, much less children. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to try getting more fruit and vegetables in your children’s diet.

  • Stock up on their favorites. Although we highly encourage a variety like everyone else, make sure to have 2-3 options you know they’ll eat. That way, if your kid is feeling particularly picky, there is always some fruit or vegetable they will eat.
  • Try early and often. If you have a picky toddler, don’t worry. The sooner you expose your little one to fruit or vegetables, the more likely they’ll take to them. Just because they refused something once, doesn’t mean they hate that food. Try again later and always give them the option to eat it rather than force it.
  • Pack convenient food. Fruits and vegetables don’t have to be hard to carry around if you’re going outside. Dried fruit often comes in convenient packaging. Bananas and oranges have hard peels which keeps them clean inside a bag. These food can go anywhere with you.
  • Grab your blender. Lots of kids who would never eat a certain food would drink it as part of a smoothie. Find a recipe online and see what kind of extra vitamins and nutrients you can pack into a cool drink.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to keep your child’s smile healthy.  If you have any questions for our office, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.