Eating vegtables

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Eating vegtables
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Sun, 12-04-2011 - 8:00pm

Hello everyone,

I am wondering how you get your 7 year old to eat vegtables?

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Mon, 12-05-2011 - 4:13pm
My boys have really bad gag refluxes, so I never saw the point in forcing them to eat something they don't like when they would just vomit it back up. I still encourage them to try it, and found over time that they are more receptive to it. Bribing them never hurts either! I do find other ways to get their veggies in them, such as with special juices or hiding it in meals. I also make sure they get their daily vitamins. Sorry I'm not much help, but I know how frustrating it can be. Good luck!

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 12-07-2011 - 11:37am

No I would not force them to eat something they didn't like--do you eat food that you don't like?

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:52pm

Thank you Melissa, your post was helpful.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Tue, 12-13-2011 - 6:58pm

Thank you, it is good to know this doesn't mean he won't eat vegtables later in life.

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Registered: 06-17-2005
Mon, 01-09-2012 - 11:36am

It sounds like you have been offered some very sound advice.

I don't force my kids to eat veggies and I know what veggies they don't like, so I usually only offer then what I know they WILL eat and that is fine for me.

This is just a little story that I thought I would share regarding my oldest son Justin who is 8.

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Registered: 10-10-2007
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 10:16pm

pbjnut (does that stand for peanut butter and jelly nut?!?!)