Report: Young kids not eating enough fruits, veggies

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Many young kids between ages 1 and 5 are not eating enough fruits and veggies, a new CDC report finds.

One factor could be their own parents aren’t eating them regularly, so the child isn’t exposed to them.

Another is the child wasn’t introduced to them at a young enough age, so it doesn’t taste as appealing.

Registered dietitians say eating fruits and vegetables will help with development, and help with fiber intake and vitamins and minerals.

Remember to avoid lecturing kids about how healthy a particular food is. Otherwise, they may assume it does not taste good.

It’s also recommended to let kids pick what they want to try.