Although it’s no secret that vegetable intake is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, most children fall short of the recommended levels. Currently, fewer than 15 percent of children between the ages of 4-8 receive the recommended amount of vegetables daily. It’s tempting to think that children don’t need to worry about what they eat because they are growing so fast. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here’s why kids need their vegetables and a few pointers for how to get them to do so.