S/he may be feeling (unintentional) plate pressure. Although trying new foods can be very enjoyable, it can sometimes be stressful for kids.
But you can make it more fun, by teaching your kids the art of tasting. :) It's an important, and fairly simple, process to hone. And the ideas at link are pretty similar to our approach to tasting.
From via My Munch Bug
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Sign pledge to cook dinner as a family at least once a week- and to make family dinners a priority. Also check them out for kid-friendly recipes and tips about which cooking tasks children can do. :)
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We're celebrating our 10th anniversary, and that's our 1st reason to give $10... So let's keep it up for another ten - consider giving $10 today!
2: Our first major program, 10 years ago in 2005, was leading 's Sprouts program! We brought fresh fruits and veggies for children to taste, teaching them recipes with fun in mind! And if you give $10, who knows where we'll be in another 10 years! :)
3: People always ask, “how did you come up the name, Purple Asparagus?” We can thank #JamesBeard Award-winner Mike Gebert of Sky Full of Bacon for it! He presented to us a list of 20 mostly traditional monikers, and out of left field came Purple Asparagus! It resonated since we love to teach kids about the wide variety of #fruitsandveggies available to us outside the industrial food system...
And just like our Delicious Nutritious Adventures, kids think the name Purple Asparagus is fun! Let's give more children the chance to have fun making and enjoying #healthy foods, donate $10 today! http://www.purpleasparagus.com/donate
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Sought after presenters include:
- Heidi Murkoff, author of What to Expect When You're Expecting,
- Mama Doc Medicine: Finding Calm and Confidence in Parenting, Child Health and Work-Life Balance. With Pediatrician & author, Dr.
- Our friend, Reed Alexander, actor and author of KewlBites: 100 Nutritious, Delicious, and Family-Friendly Dishes
And kids can have fun with entertainment like Radio Disney's road crew, Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel, and Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team!
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You can have your little ones help mix the different herbs together in a bowl and sort them in the ice cube tray- and they can even pour the olive oil in. :)
From Cafe Soroni, Food, Inc. ( ) & The Farmacy
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From Food, Inc.: "Food tip: Freeze your herbs in olive oil for easy seasoning! (via The Farmacy)"
We're so happy to have Personal Chef and Purple Asparagus volunteer, Alia Dalal, leading a Delicious Nutritious Adventure at their Cooking Corner! That's on Sunday, March 9 at 2:15pm. Check it out on the CC schedule, at link above.
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Cooks & chefs like our own founder, Chef offer their recipes, like Melissa's Avocado-Corn Salsa recipe. And many more like:
's Simple Miso Soup,
's Cabbage and Eggs,
Our Board Member, Jill Houk's Sun-dried Tomatoes w/ Fresh Ricotta & Rosemary, with Balsamic Glaze... & many more healthy recipes!
It benefits many health and well-being oriented non-profits, including us - , Family Farmed, Inspiration Corporation, ... and other great organizations, too!
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With your help, we can reach our goal of taking 300 more kids on Delicious, Nutritious Adventures in 2014! Please consider a tax-deductible donation before 2013 ends. :)
Thank you for all of your support in 2013!
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Purple Asparagus will teach Delicious Nutritious Adventures™ monthly in 18 Chicago Public Schools during the 2012-13 school year. Taught during the school day, each monthly class highlights a seasonal ingredient starting with apples in October and ending with berries in June.
The first part of the class is an exploration. The kids get to touch, feel, smell, and, of course, taste. The second half is a cooking lesson. Children learn how to make three simple recipes accomplished from start to finish at their desks.