Everyone knows that many young children don't like eating their greens. Parents have a hard time getting their children to eat vegetables broccoli and Brussel sprouts. A new study may have an answer about why this is. The study looked the eating habits two- four-year-olds. It found that not liking greens is because a child's genes. This means parents do not have to stress over their children not eating enough vegetables. Many parents worry because they cannot get their children to eat healthily. The study found that changes two genes can make children dislike greens. The changes put some youngsters trying new food and can turn them fussy eaters.
The study found that changes DNA can affect how some small children taste things differently. These children think many green vegetables taste very bitter. Children the DNA changes do not think these vegetables are bitter. Natasha Cole, a member an obesity prevention program Illinois University, said it was not surprising some children have a very sensitive taste. She said this makes them think things broccoli are bitter. She said the new research could help to find new ways tackling childhood obesity. Ms Cole says there needs to be more research. She said: "There is a huge gap the research when children [move] a milk-based diet to foods that the rest the family eats."