ebooks and activities to get kids love their veggies

Published: 17 November 2020

Little ones anxious about new foods or veggies? Introducing the See and Eat project led by psychologists at the University of Reading.

The research team at Reading have shown that looking at simple picture books of where vegetables come from, how they grow, in shops, being prepared and ready to eat can help preschool children learn to like vegetables that they haven’t tried before or didn’t previously like.

The psychology behind this is that seeing images of a food can make it feel more familiar and can help reduce the natural anxiety that many young children have about trying new foods.

Visit www.seeandeat.org for a range of fantastic visual ebooks and activities. There's an app to download too.