Quoting Jude the Super Kinkster:" <blockquote><b>Quoting she nan igans:</b>" As I said, if the issue is SENSORY that's ... [snip!] ... carrots, cucumbers. I'm not going to make myself eat something I dont like when there are plenty of other healthy foods I do."
I've said it a ton of times. If there is something specifically a kid doesn't like, fine. We can work with it. If they LIKE pizza and soda, well that's too bad. They're not getting that. If they're used to eating that way, they will generally refuse all GOOD food because they are not accustomed to it.
Tastebuds have to be changed as well. When I was eating crap I loved chocolate and didn't care for lots of veggies. After a while of cutting out the crap, my tastebuds adapted and now fruits and veggies are really good!
Sugar and crap does a number to our bodies. Those things CAN be changed. If my kids don't like a specific food, I'll work around it. If they just don't like veggies, then that's just too bad. If they're hungry they'll eat the good food. They will not starve themselves, even if they're stubborn. My son will refuse things sometimes (I've had to struggle with him and food), and he'll go to bed without eating dinner. That's fine. No dinner one night won't kill the kid. And guess what? The next day, he gets up, and he eats good food, and his eating habits are getting better and better. I did it with his sister and she eats all sorts of foods.
Also, lots of kids refuse new food without even trying it. They resist change, because it's hard. That doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.