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Summit Up 10-9-12: Where we're getting kids to eat their veggies

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world's only daily column that's thinking of new ways to get the kiddos to gobble up their veggies.

MILLIONS OF SUMMIT UP READERS: But, our kids will only eat chicken nuggets. We've tried the whole hiding-vegetables-in-other-things, like cauliflower in the mashed potatoes, but somehow they always know. We swear, they've got hidden cameras in the kitchen.

SUMMIT UP: Trust us, our tried-and-true plan will work.

Through numerous, grueling months of testing, we've found that all you have to do is switch out normal dinners for bizarre foods for a while, like those that Andrew Zimmern eats on the Travel Channel. No chicken tonight honey, instead, it's fermented shrimp paste with fruit bat. How about a lunch of mangrove worms alongside some steamed sheep's head. Or, if that's not to your liking, you can wait for supper: Cow heel's soup followed by iguana curry with dumplings.

After a few weeks of mantis prawn and ship worms, kids will be begging for a plate of organic kale and wild-caught salmon.

Speaking of things people don't want, we've got a Scum Alert!! Scum Alert!! from the folks over at High Country Conservation Center in Frisco:

"While we really appreciate the efforts to compost leaves instead of landfilling them, the Conservation Center is not a dumping ground for leaves. We received 15 bags of leaves over the weekend, effectively taking up our entire backyard. And now we have to ask Summit County government to make a special trip to pick up all the leaves and pay for them to be composted. If you have recycling or composting questions, call us at 668-5703, but please don't dump your unwanted stuff in our backyard!"

And there you have it. We out.


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