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Healthy Eating Inspiration from Land of Nod

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Getting your children to love healthy eating can be a challenge. But since doing so can lead to a life of good health and positive feelings about food, it’s worth a big effort.

The trick is finding funĀ and inspiring ways to spark a child’s interest in healthy food, particularly vegetables. With Lucy, I’m using a few different tactics (all of which are fun for me too!):

Sometimes I bring her with me to the farmer’s market.

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Sometimes I serve her toddler-sized versions of whatever vegetables I’m eating (and always serve veggiesĀ beforeĀ the other food).

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Sometimes I ask her to cook with me.

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And all the time, I let her do her own “cooking” and creating via imaginary play.

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So far, we don’t have much in the way of play food or kitchen gear. But sinceĀ Land of Nod Ā has opened in South Coast Plaza, I think that’s about to change.

I’ve always liked Land of Nod for things like storage, bedding and furniture, but I only recently spotted their adorable (non-toxic) play food items – many of which would fit quite nicely into my Raise a Healthy Lucy campaign šŸ˜‰

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Salad, anyone?

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Market vegetables, complete with a reusable shopping bag?

I think my heart would melt if she played with either of these toys! And beyond that, I really believe that lots of exposure to vegetables and fruits – even in the form of play – can help develop a child’s sense of adventure when it comes to eating.

Thanks, Land of Nod, for offering such sweet healthy toys!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Land of Nod, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    WORD. | GREY GONE GREEN
    May 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

    […] It is so, so important to me that my son develops healthy eating habits. Ā I know there’s a chance he may go through an all white foods stage but I’ll try my best to prevent it. Ā Love these tips (and the cute toys!) from Eating Made Easy on raising a healthy eater. […]

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