The supply regulates the demand. This obviously applies also when it comes to make children vegetables tasty. A new study shows that children eat more vegetables when their parents give up and you repeated a variety of varieties to offer.
32 families with "Vegetables-Muffeln" between the ages of four and six years, their children, offered three times per week, either broccoli or more vegetables at the same time: broccoli, Zucchini and peas. In a control group, the diet remained unchanged. Children tasted vegetables, were rewarded with a sticker. While within a period of five weeks in the control group, and the only one of the vegetables, nothing changed, it increased the consumption in families with a larger range of 0.6 to 1.2 portions. In the three months after the acceptance of several types of vegetables remained in this group is higher, and the parents found the cook still relatively easy.
The author, Dr. A. M. Poelman noted, however, that the consumed amount of vegetables in all the families was well below the recommendations of the dietary guidelines. "Our study presents an effective strategy for parents who want to counter this lack of. A variety of vegetables to offer, was the increase in the consumption to be more successful than the Offer of a single Gemüses", Poelman says.
The German nutrition society (DGE) recommends to eat every day at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit. The measure for a Serving is approximately a handful of: In the case of children smaller servings of the rich, therefore, as in adults.