Letter: Educate young taste buds

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Sir: Emma Haughton and her partner's methods to get children to eat greens were traumatic for all the family.

There is a gentler but longer-term method, which starts by introducing the wonder of spring and summer growth. If a garden, allotment, suitable patio space or even a window-box is available, spring onions, lettuce or radishes can be grown. The involvement of children from as early an age as possible is to be encouraged.

The best way of getting children to "eat greens" is to involve them very gently in their production.


Milton Keynes