Yup, and I think my generation is to blame for it. My 2 year old eats cooked cabbage, cooked carrots, spinach, all no-sugar cereals, turnip greens, peas, the lowest sugar yogurt I can find, fish, soups, cottage cheese, plain sweet potatoes, ever fruit imaginable, and many other foods that I HATE, but I am not putting my bad eating habits on my daughter.
I firmly believe that when children are very small, they should not be given a choice of what to eat. They will eat, for the most part, what is in front of them. When they get older, if we didn't eat what was for dinner, we didn't eat...period. The only exceptions was when they fixed a very adult meal like cabbage rolls or liver and onions.
If children start dictating the menu, they'll eat candy forever.
Now, that isn't to say my daughter never gets treats. We are going to a birthday party on Saturday and I'm going to let her eat cake and ice cream until she pops!
I just feel healthy eating habits start when they are young, and they have to be TAUGHT.
No child has ever starved themselves to death in the presence of food, so I don't 'freak out' if she goes a day and eats very little. When she is sick though, I throw my rules out the window, b/c she needs every calorie she can get down.
Just my "old school" thoughts.