What's Ailing You: Getting kids to eat healthy

This week's "What's Ailing You" looks at how to get kids to eat healthy.



A local woman says that she has been having trouble getting her daughter to eat from all the food groups.



Certified nutritionist Cathy McCarthy recommends hiding healthy foods in some of the foods they like. For example, McCarthy recommends adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes or adding spinach and yogurt to smoothies.



"Any growing child needs the protein, they need a varied diet," said McCarthy. "They need to get all the nutrients from all the food groups, so it's important to introduce them to different foods."



McCarthy also recommends asking your child to try a new food regularly.



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