Many parents want to provide a healthier meal for their children, but the little ones refuse to eat vegetables. Le Bonheur Dietitian Carolyn Vaughn says picky eaters as children tend to grow into picky adults. So how do you make meal time easier now and for your child’s lifetime?

Carolyn offers four tips on how to get your children to eat a wider variety of healthy foods.

  • Offer food when your child is hungry
  • Talk like you expect your child to like it
  • Encourage your child to taste a food
  • Make it fun

Watch this video to hear more.

Carolyn Vaughn is a registered dietitian at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She’s part of the team at Le Bonheur that monitors dietary intakes of patients and designs individualized diets or formulas when necessary. She’s the mother of two daughters.