Video: Jamie Oliver’s Tips to Get Kids Excited about Food

Finding meals to please finicky kids doesn’t have to add stress to your vacation. Try these tricks from one of our favorite chefs to encourage your family to explore new dishes.
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If there’s anyone who knows kids and food, it’s Jamie Oliver. The British celebrity chef and TV star is the father of four and a major advocate for healthy eating for kids. He’s also the brilliant culinary mind behind Jamie’s Italian, one of the signature family style restaurants on Anthem of the Seas. Got a few picky eaters on your hands? Try some of Jamie’s tips for helping kids become more adventurous with their food:

  • Make it a competition. Encourage your little ones to see who can enjoy the most exotic, unfamiliar menu item.
  • Order something interesting for the table. It takes the pressure off if they only need to try a bite or two – and they may just love it.
  • Get involved in food preparation. Jamie’s Italian offers fun shaker salads which come in jars that kids can shake up to combine the tasty ingredients and dressing.


Before you know it your kids will be exploring plenty of new dishes on your next family cruise. Learn more about the rustic dishes that make up the Jamie’s Italian menu here.

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