by Kathy Jones on  March 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM Child Health News
 How to Encourage Kids to Consume Fruits and Veggies
A plate that encourages kids to consume fruit and vegetables may be the solution for parents who usually battle with their children regarding the food they eat.

Boguslaw Sliwinski, a Polish designer, has designed a new range of dinner plates for children that are printed with fun designs that encourage them to play with their food in a bid to make them eat it.

The crockery contains line drawings of a lorry with a bare trailer, a train with empty carriages and a crane with an unfilled pallet.

It allows children and their parents to push vegetables and other food around the plate to fill the gaps - filling and emptying the trailer, carriages and pallet.

The white ceramic plates, which also feature a container ship and a forklift truck, are available in eight inch and ten inch versions.

The 34-year-old hopes his plates will make meal times less stressful for parents and more enjoyable for children.

"Every parent knows what a nightmare it is getting children to eat their food," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

"Most mums tell their children not to play with their dinner but I think kids are more likely to eat it if they are allowed to play with it too.

"You can let your child be the captain of a ship, who has to ensure the food is well balanced and arrives safely at the port without sinking.

"Or let the child be a truck driver who arranges the delivery and unloading of salad so the truck can take another load," he added.

The plates are being sold online and cost 18.60 pounds each.

Source: ANI

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