- The Plate
Want Kids to Eat More Healthfully? Serve ‘Moonsquirters’
Convincing children to eat decent diets isn’t always an organic bowl of cherries. If yours balk at anything other than Cheese Puffs and Fruit Loops, you might turn to the world of literature for help.
In Lauren Child’s I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato, Lola, a very fussy eater, isn’t about to eat what’s on her plate. Carrots, says Lola, turning up her nose, are for rabbits, and peas are too small and too green.
There follows a long list of things that Lola is not fond of eating, ending with the particularly hated tomato. Creative big brother Charlie then reinvents carrots as orange twiglets from Jupiter, peas as green droplets from Greenland (they fall from the sky), mashed potatoes