Many parents fear sending their children back to school following lockdown – insisting it is impossible to keep from hugging and playing with one another but health experts say a simple covering of broccoli would help remedy the situation overnight.
However, there might be a simple solution. Covering children in broccoli, spinach and other fresh vegetables would virtually guarantee that self-distancing rules would be observed in schools.
‘Fresh vegetables are a known child deterrent,’ said behavioural studies professor Jason Beesley ‘everybody knows that healthy food stuff and young children simply do not mix….my own children would rather choke on a tortilla wrap than sit at a table where fresh vegetables are on the menu…..cover children in carrots or curly kale and they won’t go anywhere near their classmates.’
‘Warn the children that if they refuse to self-distance then the vegetables will be cooked,’ added Beesley. ‘Imagine catnip….only the complete opposite. Should a child still break self-distancing rules….highly unlikely but we must prepare for every scenario….then warn the child they will be made to eat the cooked vegetables. I think you’ll find that will do the trick.’