Vegetables are your friends.

It’s a constant struggle to get kids to eat veggies. Try these winning ideas to help kids improve their relationship to produce.

1.  Make vegetables the first option, or the only one. Put a bowl of sliced raw vegetables with hummus or dip on the table before dinner. And pack and chill snack bags of baby carrots, bell pepper or cucumber slices, or a colorful mix.

2.  Make kids help with the shopping and cooking. Kids who spend more time with vegetables are more comfortable with vegetables.

3.  Make a bargain. Require kids to take at least one bite of any vegetable that’s being served before they say “no.” Or make clear that the only way to get to dessert is through a full serving of broccoli on the dinner plate.