Growing love of vegetables
IF you have trouble persuading your children to eat their greens, give them a trowel and send them out into the garden.
Researchers found children who learn to grow vegetables are more likely to eat their five a day. In fact they are five times more likely to enjoy salad when they have grown it themselves.
A team from Ohio State University and Cornell University in New York monitored 370 students eating lunch in their school canteen to see what they put on their plate and what they left behind. On normal days just 2 per cent added salad to their meals.
But when the salad ingredients were grown by pupils in a school project, 10 per cent chose the healthy option.