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Everyone knows that [many / much] young children don't like eating their greens. Parents have a [hard / hardly] time getting their children to eat vegetables [likely / like] broccoli and Brussel sprouts. A new study may have an answer about why [these / this] is. The study looked at the eating [habitats / habits] of two- to four-year-olds. It found that not liking greens is because of a child's [genes / jeans] . This means parents do not have to stress [in / out] over their children not eating [plenty / enough] vegetables. Many parents worry because they cannot get their children to eat healthily. The study found that changes in two genes can [make / do] children dislike greens. The changes put some youngsters off trying new food and can turn them into [fuss / fussy] eaters.

The study found that changes [in / on] DNA can affect how some small children [taste / tasty] things differently. These children think many green vegetables taste very [bitter / better] . Children without the DNA [changes / chances] do not think these vegetables are bitter. Natasha Cole, a member of an obesity [prevent / prevention] program at Illinois University, said it was not surprising some children have a very [sensitive / sensitivity] taste. She said this makes them [think / thing] things like broccoli are bitter. She said the new research could help to find new ways of [tackling / tacking] childhood obesity. Ms Cole says there needs to be more [researcher / research] . She said: "There is a huge gap in the research when children move from a milk-based diet to foods [what / that] the rest of the family eats."

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