British scientists have managed to explain why children do not like vegetables and fruits. The study was conducted in several hundred students, ages 9 - 11 years old. Children, though, and understand the benefits of vegetables and fruits, refuse them.
Among the reasons according to kids - the original taste of vegetables. The second reason is fruits and vegetables is simply ugly.
Some children said that though they like veggies, but they are shy to eat them for fear of condemnation and ridicule from their peers. There were some cases when the children felt the strange feeling from the use of other products, such as mushrooms. "If I eat a small furry animal" Rasstal one of the interviewed boys, and the other compared fungi worms.
The study was published in the British Food Journal in the spring of 2016.