Eat Your Vegetables day is a day to appreciate vegetables and make sure you are eating plenty of them! They provide so much nutrition and prevent many diseases. There are so many tasty vegetables out there – you can have them raw, with dip, cooked, included in recipes – there’s no excuse not to include them in your diet.
Books & Videos
Vegetables by Sara Anderson
Rhyming text features illustrations of brightly-colored vegetables.
The Vegetable Show by Laurene Krasny Brown
Presents information about nutrition and vegetables, by means of pictures of singing, dancing vegetable characters.
One way I get my kids to eat and enjoy vegetables is to put together a veggie tray for the week and bring it out for a snack with ranch dressing. They especially enjoy baby carrots, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, cauliflower, and pea pods. I enjoy it too!
Plant a Garden
Starting a garden with the kids is so much fun and teaches them about where food comes from. They’ll also enjoy munching on the veggies they helped grow! There’s nothing tastier than vegetables from your own garden.