The foods children are most likely to turn their nose up at are Brussels sprouts, cabbage and onions.
 
A study of 1,000 parents of 5-11-year-olds revealed the top 30 foods kids are particular about, including broccoli, tomatoes and spinach.
 
Others complain about eating mushrooms, avocado and fish.
 
It also emerged 14 per cent of the mums and dads polled believe their youngster is a fussy eater.
 
As a result, 82 per cent of them get frustrated when their child won’t eat the food they’ve cooked, and nine in 10 worry about their offspring’s overall health due to them being picky.
 
Others feel embarrassed (22 per cent), disappointed (20 per cent) and confused (20 per cent) about their child being fussy.
 
But 92 per cent of parents of picky eaters have hidden foods such as fruit and vegetables in a meal so their youngster unknowingly eats them.
 
Eva Hill Hamilton, clinical nutritionist for VIVIO Junior Multivitamin, which commissioned the research, said: “Ensuring your child eats a rainbow of fruits and vegetables to get those all-important vitamins and minerals in their diet is no easy task for parents.
 
“It’s clear from the research that mums and dads can feel frustrated and even ashamed if their child is fussy when it comes to food.
 
“The majority of foods youngsters seem to dislike are those that will provide the most beneficial nutrients for your child’s overall health and immunity – so it’s important for fussy eaters in particular to get the right levels of vitamins from somewhere else.”
Generational fussiness
The study also found the most common complaint of fussy eaters is having too much of one type of food on the plate and not enough of something else.
 
Other grumbles included not liking food with bits in it, having too much flavour and disliking the colour or the

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