Since we moved to our new house I've had a small veggie garden. The kids have always loved it. I now champion gardens as as great way to get kids to eat more veggies; things from the garden are either more interesting or more palatable to them for some reason. Mine would at least always try what we grew, and often ate most of it. Even the brussel sprouts.
Henry loved the sugar snap peas. When he was three he loved to pick them and eat them in the garden. Last year he was very close to his stem cell when they were ready for harvest and he wasn't allowed any fresh fruits or veggies due to his immunosuppression. He would dutifully pick them for me to eat, and seemed to enjoy it almost as much that way. But when he was again allowed to eat fresh produce, they were no longer bearing. All winter long he asked when the sugar snap peas would grow again. He even got some green stuffed animal as a prize and named it "Sugar Snap". I don't even remember what it was.
The frozen ones from the store didn't cut it. I'm not sure he would have eaten fresh ones anyway, his relapse and the meds he took clearly altered his tastes. But he wanted them.
I planted them again this year. They came up poorly, reluctantly, scarcely half of what came up last year. They are bearing now. Last week we picked a bowl, they sat on the counter till they were limp and inedible. I'm not sure when or why the kids lost their taste for them, but it appears they did. I wanted to want them, but couldn't.
This week we picked more, and yesterday I forced one down. It was delicious, as all fresh from the garden sugar snap peas are. So I enjoyed the rest, a bigger step than it seems. I think it was a good thing.