U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers: A surprisingly simple way to get kids to eat more veggies

It seems like an age-old problem — kids not eating their vegetables — and it is. Little ones, more interested in macaroni and cheese than sautÃed spinach, are still leaving the latter largely untouched. The proof is both anecdotal - what parent hasn't tussled with this? - and borne out in data. Nine out of ten children, after all, still don't eat enough vegetables, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The problem has been blamed, at least in part, for the deteriorating diets of American youth. It has also been on clear display ever since the government updated, in 2013, its nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program....