True Foods starts healthy eating challenge for kids

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Video report by Heidi Goitia

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Getting kids to eat their vegetables is easier said than done, but the chefs at True Foods are embracing the challenge of kids eating right with a challenge of their own.

For the next 30 days, people can sign up to get emailed ideas on how their whole family can eat healthier thanks to the Scottsdale restaurant. To get the challenge started, 3TV's Heidi Goitia spoke with Chef Scott Caygill for some tips on making vegetables more appealing for kids.

Caygill said the key to make any food, even vegetables, look good to kids is to make it colorful and fun to eat. With veggies, that means a variety of brightly-colored options and some healthy dipping sauces that the kids can have fun with.

Caygill's veggie dishes at True Foods have some unique elements that kids seem to love. Snow peas and radishes may be standard fare, but purple cauliflower and watermelon radishes are a bit more out there. The dark purple cauliflower and bright pink radishes have the taste and nutrition of their more common, less colorful counterparts but are more fun for kids.

For tips on how to eat healthier and to track your progress on the 30-day challenge, visit the True Foods True Kids Challenge website.

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