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LP and Little Man had got into the habit of snacking on treats, raisins, crisps and anything else in the kitchen cupboards. We went to a friend’s house for the day recently and I was surprised that LP asked if she could have an apple from the bowl n the kitchen table. After she’d eaten it she then asked if she could have a ‘baby orange’ but she wouldn’t often ask for fruit at home.
On the drive home I realised that we have been keeping our fruit in the fridge – apart from bananas that sit on a banana hanger on the side. I thought maybe that the fruit was out of sight, out of mind and so thought I’d try something new and put the fruit in a bowl on the table where the children could see it and ask for it if they wanted – as always, all other snacks would be kept out of sight.
KitchenCraft sent us their Wire Fruit Basket which did the job perfectly and I started to keep the fruit in it in the centre of the table. LP and Little Man immediately started asking for fruit to snack on whenever they saw it – even at dessert times when they’d finished dinner – Success!
But that’s not all. Because the fruit is constantly on display Dave and I have been eating more of it too and we tend to grab a piece of fruit to snack on as well. I’ve also been buying more exciting fruit to make the bowl look more appealing and it really has made us all, as a family, eat more fruit.
So my top tip? Keep the treats out of sight and fruit on display. The children will eat more fruit and adults will automatically follow suit!