Forget obesity in this comment. That is not our issue!

We have two grandsons and a granddaughter (in two families) ages 7 to 10 who are lean,active,beautiful,but have PREPOSTEROUS eating habits. We believe that kids, long after preschool & primary, are being catered to with a very narrow range of food options -- pizza, chicken fingers/nuggets, hot dogs, hamburgers, mac & cheese, and a couple of others. Catered to at schools, in restaurants, and in the home. Not that these are all bad foods, but these absurdly limited food choices then dominate what is served on the dinner table for a family meal, as well as what they will eat outside the home. Limited taste for vegetables is common, but also there is a narrow range of meats/fish and worst of all, a general intolerance for new foods of any kind.

Perhaps there is a kid cabal that decides what is "good" for them to eat? How did this happen?

Over time this evolution in kids' food tastes has been nonsense. It should not be necessary to wait for a "child" to be 20 years old before he/she learns to eat real food. And in the meantime, it makes no sense for childrens' flawed food tastes to dominate the family dinner table for so many years.