5. Learn Some Sweet Tricks
Too many sweet processed foods, such as doughnuts and cake, can ruin a child's appetite for healthier foods. However, a small amount of dietary sugar can be okay, especially if it's used to help kids get vital nutrients. If your kids don't like milk, for example, offer them small servings of pudding or plain yogurt sweetened with honey or fruit preserves to help them meet their daily calcium requirements. To make veggies more appealing, try adding a pinch of sugar to vegetables like carrots or brightly colored squash. Roasting vegetables in the oven is another way to bring out their natural sweetness that gets lost when they are boiled or steamed.