Were You Forced to Clean Your Plate as a Kid?

From liver to lima beans, our community members share their picky-eater mealtime memories (8 Photos)

Taylor Combs on Jun 16, 2010 at 2:14PM

chime in now
  • 1 of 8

Were You Forced to Clean Your Plate as a Kid?

Peter Dazeley

    Loading slides...

Carnivorous Consumption

"Mom was a very plain, boring cook. But I never had to sit and face a plate full of liver. I wasn't made to clean my plate, but when I was a child the emphasis was on eating meat, as opposed to today's emphasis on vegetables. So I would be told to 'at least finish your meat.' When we were raising our children, we were rather poor and I was a back-to-the-earth hippie wannabe. So I set all manner of unusual things on the dinner table. My kids would try almost anything, but actually eating an entire serving is another story."

cl-glebou

Connect with Us
Follow Our Pins

Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

Follow Our Tweets

The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

On Instagram

Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

Best of the Web