Parents Reveal Their Top 10 Sneaky Techniques for Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

first_imgConducted 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”.last_img read more


FrightFest hit Death of a Vlogger to get July digital release

first_imgArrow Video FrightFest hit Death of a Vlogger will receive a digital release from Monday 6th July 2020 courtesy of 101 Films.The film is written and directed by Glasgow-based filmmaker Graham Hughes. It was the first film in FrightFest’s history to receive an encore screening at FrightFest Glasgow, following the World Premiere at their summer event.Watch the trailer below:Death of a Vlogger is a supernatural horror for the internet age. Part social commentary and part terrifying ghost story, the film follows vlogger Graham, as he uses his online platform to investigate a sinister haunting in his flat.As his efforts go viral, Graham’s grasp on reality begins to loosen, and paranoia and fear set in.The film stars Graham Hughes, Annabel Logan and Paddy Kondracki.Read our review from Arrow Video FrightFest to find out what we thought of it.last_img read more


Agriculture officials will revamp migrant worker policy

first_imgThe Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has agreed to help migrant workers with limited English language skills understand rights and protections.The deal is part of a larger agreement reached in December with the Environmental Protection Agency that arose after some workers said they could not communicate about repeated exposure to pesticides.advertisementadvertisement EPA investigated after receiving a complaint from the group Southern Migrant Legal Services.EPA’s Office of Civil Rights then launched a broader examination of the state agency’s policy on communication with migrant workers.One of the key issues was a state agriculture department that complaint interviews be done in person.Although in-person interviews are not required by law or regulation, the state agency had the discretion to implement such a policy, EPA said.Southern Migrant Legal Services staff members said 13 of the workers involved in its complaint already had returned to Mexico but a 14th worker would have been available for a telephone interview had the agriculture department permitted.advertisementHowever, the Louisiana agency insisted interviews must be done in person and at the Baton Rouge office, according to EPA findings.—AP newswire report; information from The Advocate, http://theadvocate.comlast_img read more


Report: Tristan Thompson to Play for Team Canada This Summer

first_imgIf anyone deserves a few months off to rest, it’s NBA Iron Man and Cleveland Cavalier Tristan Thompson, who has played in 370 consecutive regular season games. If you include playoffs, Thompson has played in 411 consecutive games.According to Chris B. Haynes of, Thompson will play for Team Canada this Summer rather than elect to take a break like many NBA players have chosen.Canada still has to qualify for the Olympics and will be without former-number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who is taking time off to rest.Thompson and Corey Joseph will headline Canada’s roster as the two best players.Their qualifying tournament runs from July 4 through July 10, so we’ll see if Tristan ends up facing his teammate Kyrie Irving in the Rio Games in August. Related Topics Matt Medleycenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more


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