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Don't Yuck My Yum

Broccoli Boundary #2
Don't Yuck My Yum

Most kids have an automatic response to new foods: “Eww! Gross!” It’s up to us to create a healthy boundary to set kids up for success. Our rule at Food Literacy Center: “Don’t Yuck My Yum!” We’re trying to change kids’ attitudes towards new, healthy foods. We tell them that something they don’t like may be their friend’s very favorite thing. We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. 

Once you establish this healthy boundary, kids almost immediately begin to shift their thinking to curiosity instead of fear. In our program, 95% of our kids gleefully taste a new fruit or veggie every week! They tell us this is one of their favorite parts of our program. 

So, don’t yuck my yum! 

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