Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tastes and smells

I for one do not see myself as a picky eater, growing up my mother thought otherwise. In class we learned about how the textures, smells, and tastes of foods can trigger what we like and what we don’t like. Sometimes the nastiest looking food could be the best food you ever tasted! I for one HATE the feeling of jell-o, pudding, or yogurt. It may smell good and even at times look good but when I put it in my mouth the feeling is gagging. Just to have that slimy and jiggling feeling in my mouth should be something no one should feel. Now smelling food is different. I think sauerkraut has an awful smell but taste so good, but if you bring melon or cantaloupe near me I will flip! They smell so bad I’ve tried liking it but I can’t. If any other fruit comes near it I can taste it right when I bite into it and can’t eat it.

Parents have a tough time sometimes to get their kids to eat the foods they provide them. Nutrition is important to a growing kid and thankfully these days there are certain drinks parents can give their kids to fill in the gaps of fruits and vegetables kids won’t eat. Many kids just look at a food and because the way is looks or smells will not touch it. Peas for an example they are little, green, bumpy balls, and to a kid it may look interesting to try. But wants it goes in the taste and texture is disapproving therefore they may think all green things taste the same. Some parents though think of cute little ways to get their children to eat foods. My favorite is from the scene of A Christmas Story; Randy won’t eat his food and makes a little jingle, “Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf. I hate meatloaf.” Than Mrs. Parker thinks of a way he will eat it by making him think he is a “little piggy”.