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Picky Eaters

Why won’t your kid eat broccoli? And should you bother to force them? We ask if children need a different diet, and how much say should they have over what they eat.

Why won’t your kid eat broccoli? And should you bother to force them? We ask whether children need a different diet, do their palates differ, and whether they should be given more say in what they eat.

This week, the BBC has been handing over microphones, recording equipment, studios and air time to children, as part of an annual event called School Report - where children take control. We hear from reporters at a school in Washington DC, about the tricky task of providing healthy meals, when the children do not like them.

Manuela Saragosa speaks to Dr Jackie Blissett about neophobia - and the evolutionary reason why children become picky eaters. And Amy Bentley, author of Inventing Baby Food gives us a potted history of potted baby food. Plus, a panel of teenagers takeover the studio, to share their food likes and dislikes

(Picture: Child eating vegetable soup Credit: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mon 23 Mar 2015 04:32GMT

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