I think all parents realize their children pick up clues from them. But have they ever stopped to think about this when sitting down to a meal with their children? It is a fact that children zero in on their parents facial expressions and emotions. French researchers showed 120 children pictures of people eating. When the children saw a person grinning or appearing happy eating a certain food, they wanted that food more. Even foods the children weren't fond of seemed more appealing when the person eating them seemed happy. The bottom line is that your children are more likely to eat the foods you seem to enjoy. If you are trying to get your children to eat a food you know they aren't fond of, be careful how you react to that food!