Full of beans! Encouraging preschool children to eat vegetables

Wednesday 29th May 2019

A recording of the webinar can be viewed here.

The delegate pack from the webinar can be found as an attachment below.

We know it's important for children to eat plenty of a variety of vegetables as part of a healthy, balanced diet - both for them to get all the nutrients they need to be healthy and to develop good eating habits. But it's not always easy for parents and carers, especially when it comes to less sweet vegetables. 

This BNF webinar explores the barriers to getting preschool children to become familiar with, like and eat a variety of vegetables and the practical strategies to help overcome these. 

This event is particularly suited to those who work with preschool children and their parents including health visitors and early years professionals, but parents, carers and others with an interest in the area are also very welcome! 


The importance of encouraging vegetable consumption in young children.

Dr Lucy Chambers, British Nutrition Foundation. 

Barriers to getting children to eat vegetables – what do parents and carers find difficult? 

Catherine Lippe, Catherine Lippe Nutrition

Increasing vegetable consumption in young children – what works? 

Dr Emma Haycraft, University of Loughborough

Using picture books to increase vegetable consumption by preschool children

Prof Carmel Houston-Price, University of Reading


This activity has received funding from EIT Food, the innovation community on Food of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the EU, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation


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