Pears offer vitamin C and fiber and are also cholesterol- and fat-free. The more fruits and vegetables in your children’s diet, the stronger they will grow. Vitamin C helps your child build strong muscles, blood vessels, bones, and teeth. Fiber helps keep your child regular and prevent blood sugar spikes.

Pears are similar to apples in that they have small seeds and grow on trees. They’re a good source of vitamin C and fiber. They’re available year-round, although they taste best from fall to winter. Pears can be made into pear butter or canned.