Thursday, 23 December 2010

Food for Thought



I had reason to give my small grandson lunch on the week-end ( he is now 2 and a half). So I devised a tasty plate with a no-fail cheese and ham omelette, decorated with cherry tomatoes and slices of cucumber, also grapes on the side. The dish was met with initial appreciation, but comments were as follows: "Oh, tomatoes (picks up and puts aside), cucumber (same), grapes (tried but spat out ) and FOOD!" Omelette consumed with gusto! On comparing notes with other grannies, it was agreed that toddlers are highly suspicious of anything with Skin - just a stage of development. But more startling is the fact that a study was done recently which found that a large number of 5 - 7 year-olds could not even recognise a raw vegetable and neither could they name them.

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  1. The good thing is that picky eaters grow up, and usually have "normal" appetites. I had one granddaughter who would eat few things that were not meat or cream (such as ice cream, whipped cream), and another who would barely eat meat, but loved fruits and veggies. Today, both are pretty average eaters and very healthy.

    Kids!!

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