A. It's hard work! But it pays to be persistent. Over the years, I've worked out a number of techniques to help parents and used them on our kids when they were younger (and we had one of the world's fussiest eaters in our daughter!).
A. Lots of reasons ranging from the colour (green means 'yuk' to many kids), texture, as well as their strong, distinctive taste. If your family dinners are a battle zone over vegetables, then you'll be heartened to discover another plausble reason - family genetics! New research shows there may be a genetic reason for this dislike of the humble vegetable.
Fussy eaters driving you mad? Feeling guilty or frustrated when the kids won't eat a balanced meal you've cooked? Many children refuse to eat vegetables with their stronger sometimes-bitter flavour but many get stubborn over plainer everyday foods such as milk, meat and fruit. I know. We had a fussy eater who drove us mad! So these are my ideas for getting from yuk to yum that may work for you.
Scroll through the archive of tweets from our interesting online Twitter chat on how to eat less or no meat and more vegetables. And do it easily and often. Our EatKit online chat took place on Wed 21 November 2012.