Most kids don’t eat greens for days on end, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.
The study also shows that for 90% of kids, potatoes in the form of french fries are the only vegetable they consume regularly.
These alarming results are complicated by the fact that throughout the study, the number of toddlers eating green vegetables fell by half to 8%. A doctor who wasn’t involved in the study said that parents “know that vegetables are healthy but this isn’t translating into consumption rates in their children.”
A good way combat this is to introduce kids to different fruits and vegetables regularly, which should make kids more receptive to them in the long run.
This study was published on the same day that the Trump administration is loosening Obama imposed school food rules from whole grains, fat-free milk and food low in salt.