Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Pirate’s Booty for National Snack Food Month in February, the survey looked at the top tips and hacks parents use to assist them in scoring those parentings wins.Fifty-five percent of respondents said they’ve employed the “stealth health” technique to help them maintain a well-rounded and nutritious diet for their children.21% of parents polled really dedicate themselves to stealth health by pureeing, dicing, or even grating vegetables so they can be snuck into a plate undetected.RELATED: Not Only Are These Seaweed Diapers More Sustainable, They May Be Better for Babies’ SkinCreativity is also key for parents—from slipping spinach into brownies or placing veggies underneath the cheese in pizza. One respondent even said they mix powdered baby food into mac n’ cheese in order to keep their kids eating their veggies.‘Chicken nuggets’ is another key to stealth health, as twenty-two percent of parents surveyed said they’ve told their children breaded vegetables were chicken nuggets to help persuade the little ones to eat them and 21% said they’ve told their children all meat is chicken nuggets to give them a boost to eat it.MORE: Despite Living in the Digital Age, Kids Are Still Playing With Their Parents’ Favorite Childhood ToysThe most successful tip to keep their kids eating healthy, however, is simply allowing them to lend a hand in the kitchen (37%). Any way you slice it, adults all love those satisfying little ways we manage to empower ourselves while raising their brood.WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 HACKS PARENTS USE TO MAINTAIN A NUTRITIOUS DIET FOR THEIR FAMILY? Survey Says…1. Allowing your child to help cook meals so they will be more likely to eat them2. Letting your child pick their own healthy snacks3. Letting your child pick a few meals for the family to have each week4. Only letting your child eat dessert if they’ve finished their vegetables5. Switching the packaging from an unhealthy snack to a healthy snack6. Bribing your child with a treat to get them to finish their dinner7. Letting your child put a little ketchup on things they don’t like, so they will eat them8. Using the “one more bite” rule over and over to get your child to finish their meal9. Buying snacks with characters your child likes on the packaging so they would be more likely to eat it10. Making faces with the food so your child will be entertained and be more likely to eat itShare The Tips And Tricks With Your Friends On Social Media… (Photo by Dan Foy, CC license)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt can be quite a struggle for parents to get stubborn children to eat their vegetables—which is why generations of them have come up with creative methods for sneaking nutrition into their kids’ diets.In the survey of 2,000 parents with children under 18, half declared a parenting ‘win’ whenever their child requested a healthy snack. 53% said another win was watching them actually enjoying that healthy snack.These wins could arguably be the most satisfying for parents too, because 55% of respondents agreed getting their child to eat healthy food was “difficult”.
Teammates mob senior Oliver Bihuniak after he scored the golden goal Thursday evening against Blue Valley Northwest to win the regional championship. (Photo by Carrie Armstrong)Shawnee Mission East fought back from a two-goal deficit to beat Blue Valley Northwest 3-2 in overtime Thursday evening and win the regional championship. The win puts the Lancers one game away from their first trip to the state semifinals since 2012.Blue Valley Northwest controlled much of the first half and went up 1-0 26 minutes into the game. The Huskies scored again shortly after halftime, but junior Tommy Nelson answered with a header goal off a free kick from senior Oliver Bihuniak with 25 minutes to play. The Lancers tied the game three minutes later when senior Clayton Phillips scored after following up a shot from Nelson. The remainder of regulation saw the Lancers press with momentum and the Huskies create some chances of their own.Seven minutes into overtime, SM East won a free kick when senior Stanley Morantz was tripped while dribbling into the penalty box. With the free kick awarded on the penalty line, Bihuniak shot the ball up and over the defendants’ wall and into the side netting for the golden goal victory. The Lancers play Olathe Northwest at 7 p.m., on Tuesday at Shawnee Mission North District Stadium to earn a trip to Wichita for the state semifinals.(H/T to Dave Morantz for the write up and Carrie Morantz for the photo)