Kate Middleton has revealed the surprising food that all three of her children love

Are you a fan of this divisive food?
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  • If you’re a parent, you might have children who are picky eaters - but all three of Kate Middleton’s children like a certain food that many people hate.

    As part of her 5 Big Questions initiative, Kate Middleton spent the morning at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-school. Whilst there, she learned about the importance of food nutrition for children.

    Chefs and apprentices from LEYF’s Chef Academy met with the duchess to discuss child nutrition and what they had learned whilst earning their qualification. Chefs working with children work towards a specialist qualification to help influence healthy food choices.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge spent the morning at Stockwell Gardens Nursery talking to staff and parents about her landmark survey #5BigQuestions. Launched last week, the survey aims to spark a UK-wide conversation on early childhood, asking everyone in the UK to have their say on raising the next generation. During her visit, The Duchess spoke to teachers, staff and parents about the survey before joining chefs and apprentices in the kitchen to talk about the importance of good, nutritious food for child development. The LEYF Chef Academy offers a specialist qualification for chefs either working or keen to work with children up to the age of eight and was designed to strengthen the important roles chefs play in educating staff and parents, and influencing children’s healthy food choices. You can help spark the biggest ever conversation on the early years by answering our #5BigQuestions. Visit www.5BigQuesitons.org.uk or swipe up in our stories 📋

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    One of the trainees Luke Nelson-Neil brought up beetroot, joking that he still couldn’t get the children to eat the earthy vegetable. But the duchess revealed that Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all loved it.

    The Duchess told Luke, “Mine absolutely love it – it’s one of those things, until you try it, you don’t know.” Beetroot is considered to be a very divisive food, with adults and children alike not being fond of its unique taste – but seems like it’s a popular one in the Cambridge household!

    Interestingly it’s the duchess’ youngest son, one-year-old Prince Louis, who loves beetroot the most. During her appearance on A Berry Royal Christmas, she told Mary Berry, “Louis absolutely loves beetroot”.

    If, like the Cambridge children, you’re a fan of beetroot, it has a lot of health benefits to it. They’re packed with essential nutrients as well as being a great source of fibre, vitamin B9, vitamin C and iron – yum!