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Learning Care Group Serves Up Recipe For Lifelong Wellness With Grow Fit

Here are some tips on getting your family to accept a wider variety of healthy foods:

  • Set a good example.  If you eat a variety of healthy foods, your child is likely to follow suit.  If your child sees you or another role model making an 'icky' face in connection with Brussels sprouts, they won't accept them.   
  • One new food at a time, please.   Don't overwhelm your child with a variety of new dishes.  Always continue to provide other food at the meal that she likes in addition to the "new" food. 
  • Be patient.  Accepting and eating a wide variety of foods happens over time.  Your child might need repeated exposure to a new food – possibly as many as 10-15 failed attempts – before eating it on his own. 
  • Have your child help prepare the meal.  Children who help out in the kitchen and participate in meal preparation tend to be more enthusiastic about eating healthier foods.
  • Plant a garden with your child and have him help care for it.   Children who are interested in gardening tend to eat more fruits and vegetables.

About Learning Care Group, Inc. Headquartered in Novi, Mich., Learning Care Group provides early education and child care services to children ages 6 weeks to 13 years under its umbrella of brands: The Children's Courtyard, Childtime Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Montessori Unlimited and Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers.  Learning Care Group operates more than 900 schools (corporate and franchise) across 36 states, the District of Columbia and internationally, and has a system-wide capacity to serve more than 100,000 children. For more information, please visit www.learningcaregroup.com



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