There are very few parents in this world who have never had to struggle to get their kids to eat their veggies. I am not one of them.
Now that K is old enough to hold a conversation and understand more, I have found that he is much more willing to eat his veggies and other foods if he understands the part that those foods play in his body. As soon as I explain that beans have protein and will make his muscles strong, he gobbles them up!
All my husband and I have to do is look up the nutritional value of whatever we are eating and dinner goes so much smoother for us.
I have even found that when I understand the role a food has in my health, I am more willing to eat it, and make sure to incorporate it into my diet. I always knew that peas were good for you, but had no idea that they were high in vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins and lutein (thanks Wikipedia).
Eating healthy…convincing my kids to eat healthy…that works for me.