What Not To Do: Bribe Your Kid With Snacks And Sweets
Bribing your kid is a "no-no", and this at several levels!
First of all, it makes you lose your authority. Your kid will end up believing that every time he resists long enough, he could end up with a reward, a sweet treat that is.
Secondly, it will reinforce the importance that your child attaches to sweets and snacks. For instance, if you always present the sweet treats as a price to earn for good behavior, your child will be willing to do anything to gain it. Of course, that gets him to eat all his vegetables, but overtime he/she gets more and more attached to the snacks and sweets, which could potentially lead to a sugar addiction. And if you ever decide to withhold the sweet treat, your kid will automatically stop eating.
So, don't train your children in being rewarded for eating healthy. Instead, educate them about the advantages of a healthy diet, and make them get more involved in the cooking process in order to build up their excitement about meals!