A 12-year-old Canadian boy dialled 911 twice on his parent after being served a salad for dinner. The incident released by a Halifax District Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Thursday, June 14, emphasized how important it is for parents to educate their children on the appropriate use of the Police number.
The hilarious incident which occurred on Tuesday in Nova Scotia, Canada, reported that the boy made the emergency call to the police, stating that their guardian prepared a salad they did not like. While the authorities were on their way, the kid called again to find out when they would be arriving and mentioned once again about not liking the salad.
The security official, Cpl. Dal Hutchinson explained that “While many can relate to the dislike of a salad at times, this raises a more important issue that warrants discussion at all ages. The improper use of 911 is an issue with all age groups and it ties up valuable resources, preventing emergency first responders from dealing with real emergencies.”
It has become an accepted norm that most kids hate eating salad for whatever reason, salad since they are born with an instinctive desire for sweet and salty foods, and an instinctive aversion to sour and bitter tastes. From broccoli to Brussels sprout, they just can’t stand seeing such in their plate.
But at the site of cookies, cakes, chocolates and ice cream, it becomes a yippy for them. Other vegetables besides broccoli that kids hate the most include, Celery, Bitter gourd, Kale, Alfalfa sprout etc. Now while all these contain a good quantity of vitamins and antioxidants, these kids would never understand why they have to munch on any of it.
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Yet, there are few ways you can get your kids to start eating up some healthy size, according to MNN.
1. Make it fun for younger children by serving fruits and vegetables in bento boxes.
2. Making it delicious like serving them with tasty salad dressings.
3. And then, start them young so they can grow into it, not necessarily forcing them. But introduce your young kids to a wide variety of delicious and healthy foods for them explore and get used to it as they watch you enjoy it too.