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29. Let them eat greens

If you’re struggling to get your child to eat one portion of veg a day – let alone the recommended three – don’t despair, there are some relatively simple ways to get him to eat more of the good stuff.

So just what is it about vegetables that makes so many children refuse to eat them?

There are many reasons why your child may be making such a fuss over his greens. But the good news is, there are also lots of ways you can encourage him to change his habits.

A bid for independence

Refusing to eat certain foods, especially those the parent wants him to eat, makes a small child feel independent and grown up. This is very common behaviour between the ages of five and six, but can also be true of older children.

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