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Cool as a cucumber: Renaming foods to be kid-friendly

A study by Brian Wansink of Cornell University shows that kids, as well as adults (yes adults!), ate 50% more of foods with cooler, more exciting names. Who wouldn’t choose dinosaur trees over plain old broccoli? A supermarket chain in Belgium renamed the veggies in the store with kid-approved names such as cheeto logs (carrots) and garden skittles (peas). Major food companies are also jumping on board. Kraft, for example, labeled individual ranch-dressing packets as salad “frosting” to help parents get their kids to eat more veggies. We’d call that a Kraft-y solution!

PopNamers, how would you rename specific healthy foods to be more kid-friendly? (Feel free to put the real food name in parentheses next to your submission.)

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    Road Apples (chocolate brownie balls)

    qrius5

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    Gas Passer (baked beans)

    qrius4

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    FrootMooz (yoghurt with fruit in it)

    qrius3

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    Kale yeah! (kale)

    J.B.

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    SpinUps (spinach)

    Emcee

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    Woohoo (tofu)

    Emcee

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    Queen Wow (quinoa)

    Emcee

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    Purple fairies (eggplant)

    Jaimie R.

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    Red fruit bursts (tomatoes)

    Yolanda Nelson

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    Sundae topping (nuts)

    Emi

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    Melted ice cream (milk)

    Emi

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    Italian Screws (rotella, rotini)

    qrius2

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    Wormz (spaghetti)

    qrius1

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    orange rockets

    wacko

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    snowy trees (cauliflower)

    Sarah H.

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    bean pudding (hummas)

    Elle M. Enno

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