Canadian Families have a “veggie” dilemma…
The summer break often means taking a vacation from regular family meal routines. As back-to-school season approaches, so do thoughts of how to ensure kids get enough vegetables in their diets.
A recent national survey of 2,000 moms, commissioned by Tropicana Farmstand™ 100% Fruit & Vegetable Juice and Today’s Parent, uncovers Canadian moms’ challenges getting kids to eat veggies; a majority (52%) of moms surveyed said their children only get one to three daily servings of fruits and vegetables, versus Canada’s Food Guide recommendation of four to six.
Check out this infographic, which illustrates some of the key findings from the survey:
For moms with picky eaters, one way to get an extra serving of vegetables into them is Tropicana Farmstand™ 100% Fruit and Vegetable Juice. It has one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetables in every 250mL glass (as per Canada’s Food Guide recommended intake). It’s widely available in grocery stores across Canada in two varieties: Peach Mango and Pomegranate Blueberry (a 1.36L bottle sells for about $3.99).
Calling all moms with cool tricks (or looking for tips) to get their kids to eat veggies…
On August 18th, from 8 to 9 pm EST, (5 to 6 pm PST) Tropicana Farmstand™ will sponsor a Today’s Parent Twitter chat featuring Kathy Buckworth (@kathybuckworth). An award-winning author and parenting humorist, Kathy will field questions from Canadian moms and provide tips to help families ease into the back-to-school season, including providing advice on getting into a consistent meal routine that encourages kids to eat vegetables while avoiding conflict at the dinner table.
In the spirit of crowd-sourcing great ideas, Tropicana Farmstand™ is encouraging moms to share tips and tricks on how they get their families to eat their veggies, and to share some of their own misadventures and funny stories on Twitter with the hashtag (#) hiddenveggies.
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