According to a new study, if you give your vegetables cool names, your child will eat more of them at dinner. A Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables fun new names – like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts – left preschoolers asking for more.
Similar results have been found with adults. A restaurant study showed that when the Seafood Filet was changed to "Succulent Italian Seafood Filet," sales increased by 28% and taste rating increased by 12%. "Same food, but different expectations, and a different experience," said Wansink, author of "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Eat More Than We Think."
So if you have a picky eater, try serving up "Super Spy Spinach" or "People Power Potatoes" and see if it works for you!