Why will kids turn up their noses at radishes but they’ll eat Warhead candies? Or they refuse to eat Brussels sprouts but they’ll drink Red Bull?
Warheads are terrible things! They start off fine but then they get very, very sour. So sour that they send a shiver through your body. And yet, kids eat them and brag about it. If radishes were wrapped in a shiny wrapper too I wonder if kids would eat them.
I recently heard of research that said that kids are more likely to eat vegies if they had more exciting names. Perhaps radishes could be ‘Mouth Bombs’ and celery could be ‘Wizards Wands’.
Actually, now that I think about it, what a fantastic classroom activity to have kids rename vegetables to something that gets them excited. They could even taste them first to get a little inspiration and then come up with a wrapping that would make them fit into the confectionery aisle. Let’s face it, it’s all about marketing!