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26 July 2011

Hide veggies in food to up kids' intake

Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many veggies and 46% fewer kJ over the course of a day when researchers added pureed vegetables to the children's favouite foods.

Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and 46% fewer kilojoules over the course of a day when researchers Penn State added pureed vegetables to the children's favourite foods.

In their study, the researchers served vegetable-enhanced entrées to 39 children between the ages of three and six on three separate days. They tested three familiar foods – zucchini bread for breakfast, pasta with a tomato-based sauce for lunch and chicken noodle casserole for dinner.

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