Professor Hetherington said: "For parents who wish to encourage healthy eating in their children, our research offers some valuable guidance.
"If you want to encourage your children to eat vegetables, make sure you start early and often. Even if your child is fussy or does not like veggies, our study shows that 5-10 exposures will do the trick."
Source: Science Codex
I ate them with great enjoyment and without resistance. This research from the University of Leeds in the UK suggests that by doing this, children are more likely to enjoy vegetables, even without adding ingredients to enhance the flavor (such as salad dressing). Further, older children who were not exposed early on, showed more resistance when trying new vegetables.
Today I am a happy and healthy vegan and cannot but help notice that my diet as a child probably influenced and predisposed me to appreciate vegetables later on in a very positive way!