Debbie wrote: > serene wrote: > >> Debbie <[email protected]> wrote: > >> > >>> I had the 2 bite rule for new foods or about a heaping teaspoon > >>> serving of foods they had previously tried. Usually one mouthful.. > >>> if they didn't like it they could get 10 mouthfuls out of it. > >> > >> What was the purpose of that rule? > >> > So the kids would get a taste and not just "dislike" something because they > have heard someone else say ewwww. As tastes change through the years, > if they always had a taste then they would learn if they now like something. > I tried to avoid foods that kids dislike so that they would enjoy their > meals. However, I always felt that they should give a food another try once > in a while and see if their tastes had changed. When I was growing up, my sister told me if I ate 10 bites of something, I would like it. With the exception of okra, caviar and liver, she has been right. -L.