Our food likes and dislikes are learned at early ages and these preferences, once instilled, are hard to change.  It is especially hard to change when you are as old as the Cookie Monster (He is 40 something).   
   Keep this information in mind when you are responsible for feeding children (whether its every day, as a parent; some days, as a school or restaurant chef; or holidays and special visits, as a relative).  You can make a difference in their preferences- well you will make one,  I just hope it's positive.

Don't Let this Happen to Your Kids! (ha ha )