Ragu Asks Gift Card Giveaway

What have you done as a parent to convince your kids to do something they didn’t want to do?  Their homework, potty training, eating their dinner, coming in from the playset, going to bed…  I offered my son both a trip to Walt Disney World and a puppy – a real one – to get him to pee on the potty, and he looked me square in the eye to reply, “No fanks, Mama.”

Ragu recently launched “Ragu Asks” with a series of over-the-top videos laughing with moms at all of the crazy things we do to get the kids to eat!  This is my favorite…check it out:

Now Ragu wants to hear from you and I’ve got the giveaway to prove it!

One Resourceful Mommy reader will win a $50 American Express Gift Card.  To enter to win, simply tell Ragu on Facebook your funny parenting stories then come back here and comment answering this question – “What’s the wackiest thing you’ve ever done to get your kids to eat?”

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18+ and ends Wednesday, March 14th at 11:59 p.m. ET.  This giveaway was provided as part of the Moms the Word on Dinner ambassador program.




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    HappyMomC says:

    The wackiest thing I’ve ever done is tell stories and pretend to be characters in the story…they get all immersed and question me while I’m getting them to eat!

  2. 22

    Not too wacky but they can plate their food how they want..broccoli in the mashed taters for trees, pretzel sticks for a fence, etc.

  3. 23

    I told ny son a tomato was a cherry just to get him to try it. He figured it out pretty quick once it was in his mouth 🙂
    Kelly c recently posted..Let’s help The Juppy Baby Walker "Geton the Shelf"

  4. 24

    I am a gardener and have found if you let kids pick seeds/plants out and plant them they will not only eat them but can also learn to share the harvest (plus they are closer to the ground and can pull weeds better)
    ((on FB)

    Not so whacky but it works!

  5. 25
    Jessica F says:

    I put cheese on EVERYTHING so that they’ll eat it!

  6. 26
    Jessica P says:

    The wackiest thing I have ever done to get my daughter to eat her vegetables was dress up as Broccoli People with my husband. We basically wore green shirts and pants with big broccoli hats made from green Easter grass. Strange but it actually worked after we danced around for a good 20 minutes!

  7. 27

    we make bets on who can eat more: the kids or mom and dad

  8. 28
    Annmarie W. says:

    The wackiest thing I’ve done is sent the dinner that I cooked over to my son’s friend’s house (but he didn’t know). He’ll eat anything his friend’s mom serves. So he ate his dinner & said how much he loved it…then we let him know that it was actually the EXACT same thing he refused to eat at home!

  9. 29

    We have made fun themes for dinner. Kids love to eat dressed up as princesses.

  10. 30
    Jennifer Marie says:

    Sometimes we make a theme for the meal to get the kids to eat better.


  11. 31

    I am not above singing, telling funny stories, feeding Dad to get a giggle and bribery 🙂 (I find that letting her help fix the meal encourages her to eat it though)

  12. 32

    not too much wacky things we have tried, but letting the kids figure out if they like certain foods on their own helps let them feel like they are deciding. My kids seem to like foods I am not fond of, but they are still healty foods they like.
    Alison Shaffer recently posted..Inside the Crayon Box with Crayola

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    Patricia says:

    I don’t think I have done anything too crazy to get them to eat. I do like to make them laugh by doing a silly dance for them…sometimes I use this to get them to try new foods.

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