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Gregory, the terrible eater

Goat surrounded by collection of edible and non-edible items

Gregory is a little goat who wants to eat fruit, vegetables, bread and butter. His parents are upset that he isn’t eating rubbish, such as old clothes, tires, tin cans and bottle top. The Doctor has experience with picky eaters and advises the parents to introduce one new item of food per day and they start by adding a shoelace to spaghetti in tomato sauce until, in the end, Gregory eats everything.

This little satire of a child wanting healthy food while the parents are trying to coax him into eating junk (literally!), will easily draw the children into a discussion of healthy food and human and animal eating habits. What do parents usually want their children to eat? How often do you need to try something new before you like it? Why are vegetables good for you? What do goats really eat? What are omnivores? Does anyone really eat rubbish?

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Article author: Kerstin Johnson
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Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.

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