Dr. Alan Greene answers parents questions regarding food for their children and encourages them to involve their kids when preparing new foods.
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Alan Greene: I want to answer any questions for a few minutes here and then over to about the free to giving away the books and signing them any things that came into mind, yeah. Female Speaker: What happened if you miss the window? Alan Greene: What happened if you miss the window, okay so that’s a really important question, and there are times you can read these are pretty stuck on what the imprint on but humans they are all way through life. You can change things that there is still lingering effects from the beginning always but you can change that, and so one of the hardest times is between about age 3 and age 9. Once kids get their, their always in a corner were its very difficult to learn the like new foods until puberty home on starts storing a little bit then the change taste buds change. So during that window that thing that seems to help the most I have a hope there is a chapter all about that in the book. But one of my favorite things is the more involvement kids get totally in the stream of meal preparation the better it works. So for instance most kids knew as don’t like tomatoes they like ketch up they don’t like tomatoes, which turns up if you hand the child the knife carefully and let them slice the tomatoes they are lot more likely to eat the tomato its my choice but twice is like wise don’t mostly like it but about twice is many well. If on the other hand you take the child out to a garden and pick the tomato together again the number that are like the tomato goes way up but here is the killer. If you actually grow tomatoes and you can by little kids for growing tomatoes on the sink or in the patio or in the back yard and the child plants the tomato and watches it waters it by the time it gets there yeah it’s a few a months but it is faster than most of the methods and it is easier the most of the methods, when it gets there its just a weighted treasure instead of this wood thing I have to try and that’s the best way to give kids to try something new is that one, yeah get them into grow garden yeah. Even if you got 1 square foot grow garden and get kids involved in that and you these are farmers market and there is lot of other things to do another couple of concepts I am talking about in here flavor threats and flavor bridges. And if there is a sauce or a collection of spices that you teach kids early onto like then you can use that is going to give lots of stuff so for instance in India were they have curry once kids like that curry mix you can put any vegetables in and that is fine it’s a lot easier yeah. Female Speaker: Does masking the flavor of veggies in other food works? Alan Greene: The hiding vegetables in food I understand the desired to get vegetables in but it doesn’t solve the problem we want really for kids to learn to like it but having said when kids are expose to the flavors a lot of times they do begin to develop the preference so I think you if you hit it long enough you might have some puzzled impact. Female Speaker: Do you have time grow garden in your busy mom and you get actually in that, how do you -- just? So between 3 and 9 with their already sort of print of other stuff that’s the time you are hiding some things out. But if you can identify few sauces that they like or flavor combinations they like and use that to gradually put other stuff in to stretch the balance a little bit that’s opt in the easiest way at that edge. So I do I am a big fan of suggesting the tribite and just to see because eventually the taste buds are going to change and it they may like it may be they are growing up today and if you don’t like it either I am not a kind of pushing it at all. We are making to the reward or a punishment that’s if you say that if you eat 2 bites of this and when you get a cookie what that teaches that is the cookies is good and the vegetable is bad. so I completely suggest against that. Female Speaker: You bring you tried again or possibly trained? Alan Greene I tried to get fe