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Healthy eating for children by Mandy Francis, Infinite Ideas

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16. Get fruity

If you’re having trouble getting your little angel to eat enough fruit – there are several simple steps you can take to encourage her.

Children should ideally eat at least two portions of fruit a day, because they are packed with valuable nutrients and fibre.

Firstly, always buy the very best quality fruit you can afford. Look for organic – and with the exception of exotic, tropical fruit choose home-grown whenever possible. Shopping carefully really will make a huge difference where taste and texture is concerned.

Secondly – and this may sound obvious, but I’m going to mention it anyway – ensure that whatever fresh fruit you choose to give your child is well and truly ripe. A ripe, juicy pear is delicious – a hard, not-quite-ready-to-eat ...

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