Kids say the darndest things. As it turns out, so do parents - especially when it comes to getting their progeny to pick cauliflower over cupcakes.
The truth is, many parents tell big, fat food fibs to get their kids to eat their fruits and veggies and avoid sugary snacks. It's out of love, we know, we know. Still, we remain somewhat unconvinced that they didn't believe some of their foodie fabrications, too.
We solicited our colleagues' and friends' best food-centric tales of Pinocchio parenting, and now, we're calling them out.
(Please don't ground us.)
Parents tell you a food fib growing up? Speak with a forked tongue in the comments below. We'll share the especially outlandish ones in an upcoming feature.
Meet a kid who's making some healthy decisions and taken his family's food life into his own hands and see what Tom Colicchio says about childhood hunger and obesity