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Fun Names Mean Eating More Veggies

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At my favorite Indian restaurant, there's an item on the menu called The Perfect Curry. It's actually just a pretty good curry but I always order it -- how could I not?

Turns out, research is showing that a little creative food naming works on kids too:

"In a new study, 186 4-year-olds were given regular carrots and, on other lunch days, they were given the same vegetables renamed X-ray Vision Carrots. On the latter days, they ate nearly twice as many."

So if your kid is into super-strength peepers (or other superpowers), treating dinner time like story time could be a great hack for getting him to eat his veggies.

"Could I have the Perfect Curry with a side of Super Strength Broccoli, please?"

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