Everyone knows that many young children don't like eating their greens. Parents have hard time getting their children to eat vegetables like broccoli and Brussel sprouts. new study may have answer about why this is. The study looked at eating habits of two- to four-year-olds. It found that not liking greens is because of child's genes. This means parents do not have to stress out over their children not eating enough vegetables. Many parents worry because they cannot get their children to eat healthily. study found that changes in two genes can make children dislike greens. changes put some youngsters off trying new food and can turn them into fussy eaters.
study found that changes in DNA can affect how some small children taste things differently. These children think many green vegetables taste very bitter. Children without DNA changes do not think these vegetables are bitter. Natasha Cole, a member of obesity prevention program at Illinois University, said it was not surprising some children have very sensitive taste. She said this makes them think things like broccoli are bitter. She said new research could help to find new ways of tackling childhood obesity. Ms Cole says there needs to be more research. She said: "There is huge gap in research when children [move] from milk-based diet to foods that rest of family eats."