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Winning with Reward Charts

Dan Parker

Chief Executive:  Dan Parker has worked in marketing and advertising for 25 years for many of the world’s largest food brands. As Chief Executive of Veg Power he now uses that experience to encourage kids to eat more vegetables.

Rewards charts can be a very effective way to encourage kids to try and keep trying a new vegetable until it just becomes habit. Read on to learn the most effective way to use a reward chart and a few pitfalls to avoid.

What message does an offer of dessert as a reward for eating vegetables give? It says that vegetables are “disgusting”, a chore, and that sweet treats are a prize to cherish. You may get your child to eat a little more broccoli today but you’re teaching unhealthy food habits they might keep for life.


Get your own house in order


Getting started

Pin up the chart

Small steps

No tricks

Rewards work, but choose them carefully

Acknowledge success

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