My son does not like fruit. Once he was past the Gerber baby food stage, he pretty much quit eating the stuff. (He will eat an occasional banana and watermelon, when it’s in season.) He does like vegetables, though, and not just the starchy, lower-in-nutrition ones, like corn and potatoes. He eats healthy ones like broccoli and cauliflower, and even the yucky one, spinach. In fact, when he was just a little guy, he ate so many jars of carrots and sweet potatoes, his skin actually turned orange. (There is an actual medical term for this, but it currently escapes my memory. I will call it “pumpkin-itis.”)
I recently started buying orange juice again. This was my attempt to get junior to at least drink some fruit. Surprisingly, he now likes a little glass of OJ with his breakfast. Today, he even said to me, “Mom, the next time you go to the store, will you buy a few oranges? If I like orange juice, I will probably like oranges, too.”
I remember a few years ago, our pediatrician reminded my son to give foods a second, or third, or tenth chance, because his tastes will change. I think that my little boy is growing up and his taste buds are, too!