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Five simple tips to trick your kid into eating healthy

Is your little one really fussy when it comes to eating healthy? Don't worry, just follow these simple tricks by Saumya Shree, Food specialist to make meal time with your child surprisingly easy.

Is your little one really fussy when it comes to eating healthy? Don't worry, just follow these simple tricks by Saumya Shree, Food specialist to make meal time with your child surprisingly easy. Present food in different shapes: To feed the picky eaters, there is no better way than presenting fancy shaped foods to them. Use mini cookie cutters to cut their vegetables, fruit and even cheese into different shapes. (Source: Thinkstock)

Emphasise on the colour: Children love all things bright and colourful, even when it is food. Colourful fruits and vegetables can help your child’s body get a wide variety of nutrients that he/she needs to grow strong and healthy. And it’s fun. (Source: Thinkstock)

Serve it differently: Presentation can make a huge difference in eating habits and doesn’t take much extra time. For instance, instead of slicing the fruits, make fruit kebabs with a chocolate dip or simply make fruit balls and stuff it inside the rind of empty hard shells of fruits like watermelons with cheese cubes. (Source: Thinkstock)

Use fun names: Giving fun names to food is the easiest way to attract children. It can instantly change their attitude towards a new dish. Teach them the proper names, but you can sometimes have fun calling food by silly names. For instance, baby trees for cauliflower or broccoli, green marbles for peas and solar system for salads. (Source: Thinkstock)

Involve them in food selection: Take your kids for grocery shopping and involve them while preparing a meal. It's important to teach them about making good food choices. (Source: Thinkstock)