Mom's get sneaky in hiding veggies - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Mom's get sneaky in hiding veggies

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When your kids won't eat anything green, it may be time to get sneaky. While dietitians say it's important to expose children to vegetables in their natural form, a new study from Penn State suggests hiding veggies in food can also be a good thing.

In a study of about 4 dozen kids between age 3 and 6, moms were asked to puree vegetables like broccoli, zucchini, and squash.   Then hide the veggies in regular meals like spaghetti.

Researchers found the kids gobbled the same amount of food they usually did; even on days when the hidden veggies were boosted to four times the previous amount of veggies.

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