How to help--not force--your kids to eat their vegetables

Having trouble getting your kids to eat their vegetables? You're not alone--and there is help!

Taylor Leahy is a registered dietitian with Aramark at Baylor Scott & White Health. She joined First News at Four to offer some advice on how to make sure your child eats enough vegetables.

- Exposure, exposure, exposure. Kids will eat what they see, what their parents eat, and what's available. Make sure vegetables are in the refrigerator and on mom's or dad's plates, and offer vegetables regularly.

- Kids love dipping sauces. Some healthy ones to try include hummus, black bean spread, or a healthier take on ranch dressing (mix some ranch flavoring into Greek yogurt).

- Trick them! Mix vegetables into a smoothie (spinach, zucchini) or make "pink waffles" by blending beets into the mix. Experiment with your own ideas and share them with friends.

For the full interview, see the video player above.