Exmouth tots ditch Easter eggs for vegetables

A GROUP of Exmouth tots this week ditched Easter eggs in favour of vegetables in a bid to learn about healthy eating.

A GROUP of Exmouth tots this week ditched Easter eggs in favour of vegetables in a bid to learn about healthy eating.

The All Saints Pre-School pupils yesterday were given a surprise when Cara, from Teapot Tales, showed the children vegetables were fun to eat.

During the story-time session the children met farm characters and found out about their favourite springtime vegetables.

The youngsters made rabbit teeth patterns in carrots, brushed their teeth with cauliflower and made brussel sprout flowers.


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A spokesperson for All Saints Pre-School said: "The idea was to take the pressure off trying the food and put an emphasis on exploring it - and if they ate some in the process then all the better.

"There were some clear rules that no adults present could say 'try it' or 'just taste it'. The children needed to feel very much in control and comfortable, and often in the midst of the story, they joined in with the fun.

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"For some children, just handling the food and licking it was a step forward and for others it was a discovery into what raw vegetables could taste like.

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