Growing up with an Italian grandmother, I always thought vegetable names were kinda weird (Escarole? Zucchini?). But had my nightly portion of veggies promised X-ray vision or other cool super powers, I dare say there may have been many more harmonious nights around our dinner table.
New research shows that calling carrots, broccoli, and other lame-named veggies intriguing aliases encourages kids to eat them more by 50 percent!
I don’t know. Although this did just give me a great (messy) idea for a program: food art! The challenge: create a Dino Village out of mashed potatoes, carrots, and string beans. Mmmmm. Delicious and educational……………….