why do you think most children don't eat vegetables?

March 28, 2007 10:28am CST
do they think they are horrible coz others tell them to ? do they think the texture is horrible? what are your opinions?
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
5 Apr 07
I can't give my opinion about other children, but when I was young I disliked some vegetables because they were bitter or didn't smell good. For example I never wanted to eat brussels sprouts when I was a kid, but nowadays I think they taste great. My tastes have definitely matured.
@luannemay (258)
• Philippines
5 Apr 07
i have 2 kids my son is 5 and my daughter is 2, my son hates veggies while my 2 yr old loves it, maybe its matter of introducing vegetables when they are still babies. with my son i was new mother so i started with commercial prepared baby foods and he ends up as a picky eater but with my daughter i followed my parents advised to introduce her to ordinary table food so i started it w/ mashing boiled potatoes when she was 4 months and introducing her slowly to more colorful foods like squash, mongo and some leafy vegetables and now at her age she loves eating raw tomatoes and lettuce.
@Akeela (2082)
• Trinidad And Tobago
3 Apr 07
Penne with Greens and White Beans Beans and greens -- with plenty of garlic -- are a classic combination in Italian cooking. And with the red bell pepper, this easy vegetarian pasta dish features the colors of the Italian flag! Credit: Slim-Fast Servings: 4 Ingredients: 4 teaspoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced 2 pounds fresh greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard or escarole), washed thoroughly but not dried, stems removed, and torn into bite-size pieces 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable stock 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini or other white beans, drained 8 ounces penne (or substitute other tubular pasta such as rotini or ziti) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and pepper, and saute 2 minutes. Stir in the greens, vinegar and stock, cover the pan and cook until the greens are wilted and tender but still bright green, 5 to 7 minutes. Gently stir the beans into the greens mixture, set aside and keep warm until the pasta is ready. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions, until al dente. Drain. Add the pasta to the greens-beans mixture and gently mix. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan.
@gberlin (3836)
28 Mar 07
My kids ate all their vegetables except lima beans. I think it has to do with the parents' attitude toward eating vegetables. It also may be texture. I think that is why my kids did not care for lima beans even though my wife and I eat them all the time. Even now that my kids are adults they don't care for them. I think my kids ate their vegetables so well because we did and we never forced them to eat them all. If it was a new vegetable we wanted them to try a little bit. It seemed to work. BTW, Welcome to Mylot!