Something I don't understand. If a person doesn't want to eat a certain item why force them? My mom did with is with me as a child. I was not a picky eater but sensitive to certain foods. She found out the hard way when I threw up tuna casserole and hamburger helper. If someone doesn't like a certain item why force it? I wouldn't force them to wear shoes they didn't like or that weren't comfortable. I am not saying they don't have to eat healthy! But if a child hates broccoli why can't they just have carrots? Is it a control issue? The last cruise I went on had escargo...everyone tried it but me. Just looking at it and hearing it was rubbery chewy made me feel sick. Yet there was pressure to try it, why? This seem to be only a human issue with food. At the table trying everything once was brought up As a rule in mil house. If the smell repulsed someone why make them try it? I guess my house rule is you will eat something healthy but I won't force something you don't like. With my kids the only food my daughter doesn't like is fish. Even the smell bothers her. Not an issue for me. My son eats everything. Do you force food choices on your kids?