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August 2014 • #82
A Note from the Medical Editor
Do you ever plead with your kids, "Just try a little" only to be met with stubborn refusal? You’re not alone. But you can avoid letting fruits, vegetables, or any healthy eating become a battleground.

Instead of getting frustrated, recognize that there may be good reasons why your child is reluctant to accept new foods. Be persistent and set a good example. Let your child see you enjoying a vegetable dish, and sooner or later she will likely be curious about the food that you think is so delicious!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
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