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Nutrition Boost: Tips to get kids to eat fresh fruits and vegetables

Ensuring our children eat a balanced diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial for their growth and well-being. But let’s face it, getting kids excited about healthy eating can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! Here are some fun tips and tricks to encourage your little ones to enjoy eating healthy fruits. 

Tips to make healthy, fresh fruits and food fun

1. Make Fruit Fun with Creative Presentations

Kids are naturally attracted to colorful and fun presentations. Try cutting fruits into interesting shapes using cookie cutters or arranging them to create funny faces or animals. A rainbow fruit platter can also be a big hit!

This picture for inspiration, from Red Beanbag, where IBU has held many coffee mornings together

2. Involve Kids in the Process

Children are more likely to eat something they’ve helped make. Take them grocery shopping and let them pick out their favorite fruits. When you get home, involve them in washing, peeling, and preparing the fruits. One of my favourite things to see is little hands peeling pomegranates. It's not only fun but also helps develop fine motor skills. Double win!

This picture is IBU Volunteer Jean and her daughter in Jaya Grocer

3. Sneak Fruits into Their Favorite Dishes

Blend fruits into smoothies, add them to yogurt, or bake them into muffins and pancakes. This way, your kids get the nutritional benefits without even realizing it.

4. Share Fun Facts About Fruits

Kids love learning new things, so share some fun facts about their favorite fruits. Did you know that strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside? Or that watermelons are 92% water? These tidbits can make fruit more intriguing.

5. Create a Fruit Reward System

Set up a reward system where kids earn points for trying new fruits or eating a certain amount each day. Points can be redeemed for small prizes or special activities. 

6. Lead by Example

Children often mimic the behavior of their parents. Show them how much you enjoy eating fruits by incorporating them into your meals and snacks. Your enthusiasm can be contagious!

Exciting News from Jaya Grocer! 

To make this journey even more enjoyable, IBU partner Jaya Grocer is offering fantastic discounts on a variety of fresh fruits from June 28th to July 7th 2024. These deals will make it easier to stock up on nutritious and delicious options for your family. Here’s what you can look forward to: 

New Zealand Pink Lady Apples (8s for RM13.90):Crunchy, sweet, and packed with essential nutrients. 

Australia Jumbo Hass Avocado (RM8.90): Rich in healthy fats and perfect for brain development.

USA Driscoll’s Strawberries (250g for RM24.90):Juicy, high in vitamin C, and a favorite among kids.

USA Red Cherries (600g for RM44.90): My personal

Pick ! Sweet, nutritious, and perfect for snacking.

You can find these fantastic offers at all Jaya Grocer outlets and also on Grab Mart. With these tips and Jaya Grocer’s delightful discounts, you’re all set to make healthy eating an exciting adventure for your kids. Happy fruit munching! Stay happy and healthy.

Disclaimer: This story is in part sponsored by Jaya Grocer


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