5 Ways Children Learn to Hate Vegetables

December 5, 2014 9:31 PM

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Ever wonder why vegetable intake is notoriously low despite the constant news reports and advice about how much we should be eating them? Why do so many people say they don't have time to eat vegetables? And why does research point to kids' believing vegetables just don't taste good?

Well, I think it starts with a type of "negative veggie conditioning" that starts at the earliest of ages. Think about all the ways children learn that these wonderful foods aren't very enjoyable. Here are five examples of how this happens.

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