I have a story very much like this. When I was about six or seven I was dining ate a fancy resturant with my parents. When the water came to take our orde, I ordred a salad w/ Bleu Cheese dressing. The watwer was suprised probaly thouth I was . But what I didn't know at the time was that my parent were attemptng to be vegitarins. So they ate a lot of salads. To make the salads appealing to my father my mother would make Bleu Chesse dressing.To this day I really like Bleu Chesse Dressing. And I have my paent to thank for that. My parent never made a big deal about food or what I was eating. I think (for me) this was the key. Young chidren a very good at picking up non-verbal cues. If there is tesion around food and the children pick it up then they respond negitivly. Of course this is only a theory and since I don't have chidre I don't know if it is true.