Do you find it challenging to get your kids to eat green food (and no, green M&M’s don’t count!)

Raising kids to eat veggies doesn’t have to be full of angry standoffs. A recent study by the Journal of Preventative Medicine found that creativity can be a more effective approach. The study found that kids ate twice as many veggies when they were rebranded with a silly name. For instance, “Tasty Tree Tops” beat plain old “Broccoli” hands down.

One mom calls carrots “Cosmic Carrots” and another mom calls them “X-ray Vision Carrots.” A school renamed green beans to “Silly Dilly Green Beans” and found that doing so increased the number of students who ate the vegetable that day.

This is the principle behind a, a wellness education site for parents, teachers, and caregivers of 3-8 year olds. The site features a cookbook and pantry full of ideas for rebranding healthy foods.

Today I’m giving away up to $25 worth of Vivi LeDish merchandise.

If you’d like to enter the random drawing, leave a comment below (if you’re reading this in email, click here to leave a comment) about a strategy or fun food name you use to help your family make healthy food choices!

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