Diced fruit and vegetables are easy for kids to manage. Check bananas to make sure their tops can be broken easily. Choose mandarins that are small and have loose skin – these are easier to peel.
‘I can eat a rainbow’: make a fruit rainbow using strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, kiwifruit, red grapes, oranges or rockmelon, and blueberries. Encourage kids to try each fruit on the rainbow.
On special occasions when lollies are being served, try to combine them with healthy foods. For example, include a marshmallow on a skewer of fruit rather than offering sweets on their own.