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Study finds why children don't eat their greens






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Everyone knows that children don't like eating greens. Parents can't get their children to eat vegetables. A new study explains why. The study looked at the eating habits of young children. The study found that genes can make children dislike greens. The children can become fussy eaters. This means parents do not have to stress if their children do not eat vegetables. Many parents worry about what their children eat.

DNA changes how small children taste things. They think many vegetables taste bitter. A researcher into obesity said it was not surprising that children have a sensitive taste. Many children think broccoli is bitter. The new research could help to fight obesity in children. The researcher said there needs to be more research. She said: "There is a huge gap in the research when children [move] from a milk-based diet to foods that the rest of the family eats."

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