Most parents will agree that getting their kids to eat greens can be really difficult. Simultaneously offering them multiple options seems to be a solution.
Young children who were regularly given three veggies at a meal increased their vegetable consumption from 0.6 to 1.2 servings per day. Children who were served a single vegetable during mealtime did not increase their intake.
Reported by Australian researchers in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, the findings were gleaned over a 5-week period from 32 children, ages 4–6, who had a low consumption of vegetables prior to the study.