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No, nothing. The kids can eat if they want to and if not then they can be hungry. Their choice. They choose to eat most of the time.
~Heather, wife to Jamie (14 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 13 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 11 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 6 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 4 (June 19, 2008) Smaller on the Outside
I don't think I do anything special either. I just break a banana in half, and she bites it like a candy bar I don't really cut her food up into bite size pieces anymore, unless it's something that needs to be eaten with a fork (turkey roast, chicken breast, etc.).
Target sells broccoli as well as carrots shaped like french fries (in the frozen aisle). My kids rarely get real french fries, so they think they're getting a real treat when I say, "Who wants green (or orange) fries with their fish sticks?" They get so excited. I even give them ketchup to dip them in (broccoli and carrots in ketchup! Yuck!).
They used to love steamed broccoli. Then, they went through a period of not liking it. They loved the live-action movie (with Jim Carey) The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. So, I started calling broccoli "Grinch trees". And, they ate it right up. They now eat broccoli again with no problem.
Sometimes we let them use the spray butter on a new veggie we want them to try. They think it's cool to squirt the veggie and they're more likely to eat it.