Worried that your kids might not be getting the five daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by Canada’s Food Guide? Tricia Lee, a registered dietitian in Vancouver (and a mom of three) advises parents to avoid getting bogged down in the daily total, and focus instead on the bigger picture. “Most kids get their overall nutrients over a three-day period,” says Tricia. “Also, the amount needed to make one serving – 3 to 4 tablespoons or the size of a child’s fist – is less than you might think.” She suggests these tips to encourage hesitant veggie eaters:
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, November 2014.