By Sandee LaMotte, CNN

“No! No eat!” your terrible 2-year-old said, pushing the green beans away. Now, mind you, this is a vegetable that used to be gobbled happily on a regular basis. Peaches, pears and another formerly yummy vegetable soon follow, discarded into the “Are you crazy? I don’t eat this” pile.

What’s going on? And more importantly, what do you, the worried parent, do to make sure your child is getting the nutrients needed to thrive? If you’re like many moms, dads and grandparents, you’ll probably start coaxing, harassing and begging, or even resorting to a bribe — dessert.