Inventive mums are employing clever techniques to make sure their kids are eating well. Over 60% of mums admit their children play cunning tricks to avoid eating foods that are good for them, so one in four (21%) admitted bribing their kids with games and days out to get them to eat more healthily.
The Kingsmill Seeded Study, to launch The Secretly Seeded One loaf, also found one third (31%) of mums confessed their children hide food in their school bag and/or bedroom, 28% have caught kids giving their dinner to the family pet.
Food writer Jo Pratt recommends getting inventive and stealthy to ensure your children get the nutrition they need.
“Cook fresh chopped vegetables with tinned tomatoes, garlic, onion and olive oil then blend until smooth. Use this ‘tomato’ sauce as a tasty pasta sauce, pizza topping, or even as a base to tomato soup,” she said.
“You can also make your own milkshakes, smoothies and puree to get more fruit into your children’s diet.”