Yum, not Yuck: Making Healthy Eating Fun for Kids

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We admit it, mamas- if all we hear from the kids when we offer health(ier) meal options  is ‘yuck’,  it’s easy to respond with threats or bribery!

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There’s an easier (and more constructive) way to get your kids to eat well. With the importance of nutrients for our growing kids through their vital years,  Nature’s Way (and their delicious, nutrient-filled Kids A+ VitaGummies®), bring to you some tips on how to make healthy eating fun- the positive way!

A hotel menu showing an accurate depiction of dining out with kids (Source: Upworthy)

1. Make it Look Cute

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Don’t worry – we’re not asking you to replicate pictures of those elaborately-styled kids’ bento meals! There are tons of other easy healthy food art options around (using basic ingredients you can easily find in the kitchen).

2. Involve The Kids

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Give the kids a say in what sort of healthy meals they would like, then involve them in the grocery run and meal prep process. Kids love loud blenders, mushing food, and most of all- that all-important feeling of helping Mum and Dad out with their chores!

3. Gamify Meals

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The words play and food don’t always go well together, but not all games end up with food all over the floor! Have a round of “Guess The Food with your Five Senses” or “The Loudest Crunch Wins” (cucumbers and other healthy veggie treats are super crunchy, by the way!) for some friendly mealtime competition. 

4. Dessert Day Fun

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Try serving dessert or sweet treats only on limited, allocated days, and avoid turning any type of food into ‘forbidden fruit’.  For example, you could designate certain days of the week that start with the letter “T” as Dessert Days (so the kids will know which days to look out for – whilst also practicing their letters too!). 

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We want our kids to grow up smart, healthy and strong. Nature Way’s fun, kid-friendly supplements (their Omega fish oil soft gels comes in the shape of a fish!) and delicious Kids’ A+ VitaGummies® help to support healthy eating by providing nutrients to boost immunity and achieve optimal growth. Check out their extensive range of children’s supplements here.


 We encourage parents to highlight to their children that VitaGummies® are not sweets, and are to be consumed according to the recommended dosage. Please note that the information above does not constitute a form of medical opinion- kindly consult your pediatricians, in the event of doubt.

This is a sponsored post by Nature’s Way, a premium and trusted Australian brand with over 75 years’ experience in making an extensive range of supplements. Nature’s Way Kids A+ VitaGummies® for children are the perfect companions to help boost immunity and ensure a healthy, growing child. Start #healthyliving and make sure your kids have all the nutrients they need to grow smart, tall and strong! 

Elaine is a mummy of two who moved from the financial world to become an early childhood educator. She loves travelling, books and her cup of tea to unwind after a long day of diapers, school runs and pretend play.