March 28, 2017 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #1246153
I have never seen any evidence of such.April 3, 2017 1:13 am at 1:13 am #1248860
Honestly, I think popular culture tells kids not to like vegetables. If I hadn’t read storybooks about kids who struggled to eat their vegetables, I probably would’ve kept on eating them. The fictional kids made a good case that vetables are squishy and yucky and I was an impressionable young one.April 3, 2017 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1249320
Avram in MDParticipant
Honestly, I think popular culture tells kids not to like vegetables.
Yes, exactly! We have a board book for toddlers that ends with (I’m going by memory), “…morning snack is here for you! Milk and cookies, and broccoli stew (eww!), for the bunny, not for you! (phew!)” My wife and I change the words when we read it, but it’s hard to change the facial expression of the character on the page. And that’s just one example. When I was growing up, the anti-“healthy” food messages coming through the sewage pipe (sorry, cable) to the television were numerous and unmistakable. With these constant messages going to our children, is it any surprise that they think they’re supposed to hate vegetables?April 4, 2017 11:50 am at 11:50 am #1249898
It also has to do with the parents. if the parents are picky and won’t eat vegetables, then the kids will see that and not eat theirs.April 5, 2017 12:19 am at 12:19 am #1250719
Are there no children who are picky and will eat only vegetables?April 5, 2017 5:05 pm at 5:05 pm #1251504
Are there no children who are picky and will eat only vegetables?
Yes! My daughter. It’s her breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks. Tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, green beans etc. I learnt to first put the protein on her plate, once she’s done that she gets her veggies.
Kids could be strange. I find it odd because I’m a picky eater myself and figured she would take after me. Seems not.
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