Why Kids hate Vegetables
If this study holds true, then about 80% of children aren’t going to be thrilled about eating broccoli and cauliflower. It may be difficult to convince your children to eat more vegetables if they are over-sensitive to bitter flavors.
You don’t need to look longingly at those 20% of youngsters that do like vegetables while cringing at your own bitter-sensitive kids’ reaction. You can disguise the bitter taste, or choose sweeter vegetables. Over time, your children’s aversion to bitter tastes will ease.
Try these tips:
- Serve sweet glazed carrots.
- Add sweet and sour sauce to cooked broccoli.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese or cheese sauce on your green beans.
While this study may help us understand why kids don’t like vegetables, remember that vegetables are an important part of our diet. Keep serving them; just add a side dish of patience.
Source : About.com
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