EAT YOUR VEGGIES!….The Wall Street Journal offers advice on how to get your kids to like vegetables:
Try, try and try again. One of the biggest mistakes parents make when it comes to kids and food is that they give up too soon. But Pennsylvania State University researchers have conducted studies using foods that most kids don’t typically eat a lot of, such as vegetables and Asian dishes. They discovered it can take up to 15 exposures to a new food before a child will accept it.
15? I figure I must have eaten about a thousand servings each of peas, spinach, and green beans when I was growing up. But I still don’t like them. I think the Penn State boffins may have miscalculated slightly here.