I have a 6yo with ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. This means that pitting our wills against eachother is fruitless! I fed him wonderfully as a baby/toddler, but now he won't touch anything that grew from the ground! Not even canned corn! Now that he's been diagnosed with these things I'm trying to change his diet to eliminate additives and include fresh veggies. I've tried them swimming in cheese or ranch and it's no luck. I've tried making cool shapes, no luck. Everyone else eats them at the meal, even me and that's saying something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I've tried forcing him to eat one small bite before he can leave the table. That turns into an hour long ordeal. I'm thinking of making him take one bite before I'll serve his meal. We almost always have fruit for desert, but they have to earn it by eating a fair amount of dinner, including the one bit of veggie on the days when we try that. Any other ideas? Hiding them doesn't work well, he's got radar and picks them out no matter how small I dice them. I've told him how veggies help his brain and muscles and bones so he can be strong and fast and smart, and be a ~whatever it is this week~ when he grows up. I'm frustrated!