Children's Menu

Club soda, games of chase and other tricks to get kids to eat more of what's good for them

Kids develop the darnedest eating habits. You've heard of the purity rule: potatoes and carrots must never touch, or they're "contaminated." Or the idea that any food is fine as long as it's peanut butter. I've even heard of youngsters who won't eat vegetables except in Chinese restaurants. But that hasn't stopped the experts at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from coming up with a new set of guidelines, published last week in the form of a pint-size food pyramid, to help parents and teachers encourage kids to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Now before you say, "Oh, that will never...

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