Mum’s genius hack has her kids gobbling up their fruit and veggies

Posted in Fussy Eating.
If your children are picky eaters and keen on mostly eating things like plain pasta and chips and rice with not a whisker of any other food touching it, then this story might pique your interest.

Sticky situation

A clever mum’s sneaky supermarket shenanigans have caught the internet’s eye. In a post that’s been shared over and over again, mum Jane Stine revealed how she uses a bit of clever trickery to get her kids to eat their greens. And oranges. And yellows. Etc.

“Here’s my best parenting hack,” Jane explained. “You know how kids always want Paw Patrol yogurt or Disney waffles or whatever? Bring your own stickers to the grocery store and start stickin.”.

“Today we’re having Winnie the Pooh brand spaghetti squash. It goes perfectly with Toy Story broccoli.”

“That is soo smart!!!” one commenter posted. “Gotta be smarter than these new 2000 kids!”

“This is brilliant,” another wrote.

“Hahaha we’ll be eating Paw Patrol everything!” someone else quipped.

Peppa Pig bananas,” an excited follower suggested.

Here’s my best parenting hack. You know how kids always want Paw Patrol yogurt or Disney waffles or whatever? Bring your…

Posted by Jane Stine on Monday, 2 March 2020

Not convinced

But not everyone thought this idea would trick their kiddos into gobbling up their veg. Some figured their kids would be onto this in a flash.

“This would never work for my kids,” one Facebook-er posted.

“My son will only want it for the sticker and put it right back,” someone else wrote doubtfully.

It’s good to note that kids can take a while to warm up to different foods and that the earlier you give them varied things to eat, the better. Exposing your little one to all sorts of flavours before they hit 18 months could be a better strategy than this sticker hack (as great as it is!)

“Studies show infants have a ‘flavour window’. It likely opens at four months and closes around 18 months. Hit it, and your kids might be like cauliflower as much as they like cake,” Quartz reports.


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