How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

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Good to Know's Dan Pashman has two children and hosts the James Beard Award-nominated food podcast The Sporkful. Those are pretty good credentials for understanding what kids want to eat (hint: usually something fried and other than vegetables.)

For those parents who've set far-out goals like getting their kids to intake a bit of nutrition this year, Dan has some fail-safe tips on creating less-fatty, baked versions of kids' favorite meals that they're sure to devour (hint #2: replicated texture.)

Watch how to make kids' favorites healthier after the jump:
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