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Ten simple tricks to get children eating more plant-based food

The Guardian – Kate Arthur

“More and more people are beginning to understand that eating more plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, pulses and nuts is not only good for our health but for the planet too. It sounds simple enough, but encouraging children to eat more plant-based foods can be challenging. And all too often there’s a perception that preparing these kinds of meals can be daunting. The good news is that adding more plant-based foods can be simple, fun and tasty too, and there’s more choice than you may realise…we’ve spent time working with teachers, parents and children helping them to find easy ways to move to a more plant-based diet, and we’ve picked up some great tips along the way. It really can be simple to prepare this kind of food and get children involved. Why not try some of them as part of your growing and cooking activities? Or you could share as take-home messages. Here are 10 of our top tips.”(more)