True, vegetables should be a part of daily meal from the very first steps of the child and so it could become a habit. But the point is which exactly vegetables these are. For example, mashed potato is usually quite easy to make children eat, whereas, broccoli and carrots, that contains more vitamins and no starch, are more difficult to make kids eat.
Concerning gardening at school i have also heard about successful projects. One of them in Holland. Children from poor families were taught how to plant or cook. Then when they grew up they already had some skills and could find a job in this areas. What is more it created a network and this children could support each other when they are grown up.
Hi Alex! It`s great u have found the statistics. I guess, this is from this report: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp256989.pdf ? My team is also concerned about the kids` nutrition and especially vegetables in their diet. We are trying to propose a way to motivate children eat vegetables, does your project includes some special ways of motivation? From the idea description I have understood, that mixing vegetables with other food that is more tasty for children overcomes this issue?