why do some children hate eating vegetables?

@bhabytart (1116)
Philippines
May 6, 2009 2:36am CST
When i was a child my mother told that when i was in preschool my teacher ask me. she ask me of what vegetables i eat.... and you know what my answer is? HOTDOG! Then after that my teacher talk to my mother... she told her the story... after that my parents told me & my brother to eat vegetables...but still there are some vegetables that i dont eat...because its bitter, slimy, and i dont know the vegetables. are my reason same as your sons or daughters reason?
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@vivianchen (2646)
• China
8 May 09
Bhabytart, That's funny. When i was a little kid, i don't like vegetable too. One day, me mom told me, if i eat more vegetable, i will be prettier! Start from that time, i eat a lots of vegetable. I can live without meat, but i can live without vegetable, they are just so delicious and health. My boyfriend don't like vegetable, though. I am not sure if this have anything to do with the gender.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
8 May 09
hahaha... yah its really funny to think that hotdogs are vegetables.... hahahaha.... thank you for the commetn....
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
8 May 09
Well, we are used to feed kids with usually sweets and meat and then forgot to make them eat veggies when they were kids, but I think eventually they will like the taste or better yet eat them when they get older. I remember, when I was a kid, i never really liked veggies, but then I found out that they are good for the body so I eat them as I grow up. They will understand how important the veggies are at the right age.
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@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
8 May 09
i just hope so..... thank you for the commetn...
@eltobh (231)
• Indonesia
8 May 09
Nice topic, bhabytart. Well, I like vegetables, even since I was a kid. I don't remember how my mother made me that way, lol. However, now, I tried soooo hard to give vegetables to my son. He keeps rejected it. But as I watched the Oprah's show on TV, with Dr. Oz in it, he said that it is very common that children don't like vegetables, and they prefer white foods since in their mind, white foods are easier to eat, and because the colour is white, they think it is safer than coloured foods, that's why mothers need to create something in order to make their children eat the veggies, e.g. make it as puree, or hide it somewhere in 'attractive-shaped' food. Well, I guess I just don't have time to make all of them..sigh..
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
8 May 09
wow...... i didnt saw that episode ..... thank you for the comment...
@hanah87 (1835)
• Malaysia
7 May 09
I think some chilren hate eat vegetables because they think the vegetables is not look interest them to eat and they also get bad experience when eating vegetables.Sometimes it is because their parent do not teach them to eat vegetables.
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@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
8 May 09
its a matter of explaining to the child... thank you for the comment... sorry for the late response...
• India
6 May 09
because they are children hahahahaha. just kidding. because the taste will be different when it comes to children. they just like eating sweet only. and the taste should be of sweet only,they don't at all like any other tastes.
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@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
6 May 09
then im still a kid.... hahahaha.... thank you for the comment...
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
9 May 09
I have no problem to eat fruits when I was a kid since I love the taste. That doesn't apply to vegetables. Regardless of how my mom cook it, I prefer not to eat it. I hate the taste! I can't stand tomato the most! Things gradually change as I grow up. I was send to live a hostel where I can no longer be picky of my choice of food. I'll starve if I do that. So, I learn to eat vegetables as if I not, I would be lack of meals. That's how I learn to eat them. Still, I can't stand green vegetables to this day. I don't know why.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
10 May 09
thank you for the comment and sorry for the late resposne...
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
8 May 09
my daugther like to eat t meat but not vegetables.what i think maybe vegetalble is light and meat is tasty.i tried to ask her to eat more every meal.but she really hate to eat.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
8 May 09
hmmmm..... i think you should try chopping it smaller and mix it with meat... like making a burger patty but you put vegetables in it.... just dont tell your child... then see if she/he eats it... thank you for the comment....
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• India
6 May 09
because now a days lots of children eats fast food, chocalates, soft drinks in the part vegetable is not so tasty than chocalates and soft drinks.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
6 May 09
fast food really play a big part on that.... thank you for the comment...