Does Your Child Eat Vegetables? Create a Video Of It To Get Kids To Eat Healthier! Find Out How…
One great way to get your toddler to try new vegetables is by having him watch a video of other kids eating vegetables.
Sounds silly, doesn’t it!
What if we could influence our child’s tastebuds? What if just by having children watch other kids eat sweet peppers, peas, artichokes, mangos, pineapples… what if we could get them to eat sweet peppers, peas, artichokes, mangos…Well, you get the picture.
There are new studies that show if a child watches other children eat vegetables, then they are more likely to eat vegetables themselves.
Call it peer pressure. Call it influence. We call it success!
We are asking everyone in our community to make a video of their child eating a fruit or vegetable. That’s it! Simple as that! Just take a quick video using your smartphone and send it to us via our website.
Ask Your Friends to Submit Videos, Too!
Why? The more videos we have, the more fruits and vegetable videos we’ll have, which in turn means the more likely your child and other children will start eating more fruits and vegetables.
Watch an Example (My Twins Eat a Bell Pepper)
How Does It Work?
Want your kid to eat more snap peas? Then just go to our video library and pull up a few videos of other kids eating snap peas and voilà… your kids will be more open to trying snap peas themselves.
It can take a week or two for you to notice a change. After they watched the video, keep offering your child snap peas every few days over the next few weeks. Don’t pressure your kids to eat them! Just let your kids have it as a snack on the table or as a side with a meal.
You can insert any fruit or vegetable in place of snap peas.
You don’t need to be a filmmaker! Just take out your phone the next time your child is chowing on a fruit or vegetable, record it and then submit it to our site. The video doesn’t need be long either!
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So start watching these videos with your children to encourage them to eat more vegetables.
More About the Study:
A group of 42 preschoolers from ages 3 to 5 took part in the study conducted by Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The kids were broken up into groups of three. One group watched a video of kids their age eating bell peppers; another group watched kids brush their teeth; and another group watched nothing at all.
The next day, the kids who watched the video of those eating bell peppers actually at less bell peppers than the other kids, however, a week later the group who watched the video of kids eating vegetables actually ended up eating more bell peppers exponentially.
What this demonstrated to the researchers was that kids are positively affected by watching their peers eat healthy foods.
“This indicates that the children retained the positive experience of watching peers eating the vegetable and were able to reproduce that action one week later,” Amanda Staiano said, the researched who lead the study (1).
The kids who watched the videos were heavily influenced by the kids in the video since they were their peers. This is a form of role modeling.
So Send us Your Videos!
As we’ve shown, watching videos of kids eating vegetables will have the positive affect of getting your child to eat veggies! So give it a go! Also, be sure to help inspire other kids by sending us a video of your kid eating veggies! Be part of the community!