Heidi Klum Pays Her Kids to Eat Healthy Foods
How far will you go to get your kids eat healthy? For supermodel mother Heidi Klum, money is no object. She told UK’s Daily Mail that her kids don’t love every food she feeds them, especially the healthy stuff. To get them to finish their healthy fruit smoothies, Klum gives them a dollar for every one they finish.
Other parents don’t feel the same way about Klum’s strategy. They focus on what foods their kids do like that are healthy, but that still leaves gaps. They make no exceptions when it comes to finishing every veggie on the plate.
Bribing Kids With Candy to Eat Healthy
Pilar, a mom of two, said her older son will eat anything on his plate. Her four-year-old daughter Winter, on the other hand, hates most foods. While it has gotten better with age, Winter gets treats if she finishes her meals. She likes to eat bowls of sprinkles and watch cartoons on the iPad in exchange for eating the healthy foods.
Winter’s eating habits have gotten better with age, said Pilar, proving the point that kids will grow out of being picky eaters if you keep trying. It’s important to keep reintroducing foods because taste buds change.
Good Morning America: Don’t Bribe Your Kids With Money
The Good Morning America team was very divided on this subject. While they would have loved to be paid to finish their meals, as adults, eating healthy is a non-negotiable for their children. Robin Roberts said that lima beans still haunt her to this day. George Stephanopolous said that it get to the point with kids where you will do almost anything to get them to eat.