"I'm growin' up. I'm eatin' my VEGGIES"
I found this video a little over a year ago on a camera that was dying. The kids video taped this in secret, shortly after a doctor suggested Tay eat better to prevent some of the chest pains she was having, which they assumed, at the time, was due to anxiety and lack of exercise and nutrition.
Turns out she had asthma due to the smoke from the Wallow Fire, but that's a different story.
My question: Why is eating well associated with "growing up"? And why do kids think vegetables (or other healthy food) are "nasty"? It's almost stereotypical: kids hate veggies... And even kids who are raised with healthy foods seem to gravitate towards the kind of junk foods their peers are eating. Is it something biological? Growing kids need more fat and calories? Is it just peer pressure? They need to eat what other kids eat? What's at work here? Do kids and teen's taste food differently than the rest of us?
... because that salad looks delicious to me.