Ways To Encourage Your Family To Eat More Fresh Fruit

toddler eating fresh fruitFresh fruit not only tastes good, but as you already know, fresh fruit is also extremely healthy for you and your family.

But just because something is healthy doesn’t mean it is always easy to get your family to eat as much of it as they should.

However, there are a few simple things you can do to get your family to pass up those unhealthy and fattening snacks, and reach for that healthy food instead.

Here are some simple tricks you can try:

Make Sure That Fresh Fruit Is The First Thing They See

Oftentimes when people are looking for something to snack on, they grab the first appetizing thing that falls into their line of sight.

By making sure that an attractive display of fresh fruit is the first thing your family sees when they walk into your kitchen, they will be more inclined to grab an apple, an orange, a banana, or a handful of grapes when they are looking for something to snack on.

Try displaying your fresh fruit in a fruit bowl with a banana hanger right on your kitchen counter, so that fruit will be the first thing each member of your family sees.

Make Unhealthy Snacks Difficult To Access

Along with displaying that fresh fruit in a place where it is easy for your family to see and reach it, you can also make those unhealthy snacks less available to family members.

Places the chips and cookies behind closed doors in hard to reach places.

After all, out of sight is often out of mind.

You can also cut back on the number of unhealthy snacks you keep in the house at any one time, therefore limiting the choices available to members of your family.

Lead By Example

If you have younger children, one of the best ways to get them to eat more fresh fruit is by enjoying this healthy snack yourself instead of less healthy food.

Children often tend to copy their parents, so when they see you eating healthy fruit and enjoying it, they will be more likely to follow suit.

Offer As Wide Of A Variety As Possible

You are also going to give your children as much variety in the choices of fruit as possible.

Make sure that your fruit dish has a variety of fruit, such as apples, oranges, pears, bananas and grapes.

You may also want to keep a dish of fresh cleaned berries in the fridge, as well as slices of melon.

Once your family gets in the habit of eating fresh fruit on a regular basis, they will find themselves enjoying this healthy snack and reaching for it with little or no encouragement.

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