Eat and Repeat
It may take at least 12 attempts (or more) for a young child to taste or like a new food, especially unfamiliar foods. As children grow and develop, so too do their discerning taste buds. Don’t assume if they didn’t like it once, they’ll never like it. Offer new foods prepared in a variety of different ways. Serve bite size portions that are easy for little ones to pick-up and pop into their mouths. Young children tend to prefer raw, crunchy vegetables over hot ones and finger foods over foods that require utensils.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Master Gardner