I am very lucky that CJ will eat pretty much anything we put in front of him. From time to time though, he will resist eating some vegetables. He likes broccoli, but sometimes he will just refuse to eat it. I think this is just because he's stubborn, not because he necessarily dislikes the food.
If your child does fight you when it comes to vegetables, there's a great new series that aims to help. CopyKids has twelve 7-minute segments that show regular kids eating vegetables. It sounds simple, and it is. Kids are natural copycats. When they see kids their own age eating and enjoying vegetables, they might decide all of a sudden that they like vegetables too. The video is produced by a pediatrician, Dr. Gordon, who provides a discussion on the DVD about healthy eating. There are also some adorably funny outtakes of the kids.
CJ loved this video. He keeps finding it in his DVDs and asking me to play it. His favorite is actually the apples and bananas segment. Those are his favorite foods anyway, but he just enjoys watching the kids. After he finished watching the DVD, he brought me into the kitchen and wouldn't stop signing "eat". We had salad for dinner the other night, and he was all over the broccoli. He even brought me the DVD after we ate to remind me that there was broccoli on it. These are some adorable kids. Check out the video below.
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