FOOD QUIZ Where do you bite the chocolate bunny first?
Hear this: Over half eat the ears first.
Fluffy fact: 1 in 25 tastes the tail first
Hop to it: 1 in 25 feasts on the feet first
Who cares? 1 out of 3 just grabs, bites, and chews. If food that’s new makes you say P.U., well what do you do?
A third of the kids would prefer to pass it off to a dog, cat, hamster, or little sister.
Almost a third will happily dive right in.
A quarter of the kids will try a little bite, but no promises!
And 1 in 6 kids will play magician, take a napkin, and make the offending food disappear. Pizza! Pizza! How do you like your slice?
4 in 10 say hot and cheesy in really pleasing!
Another 4 in 10 say pepperoni gives them pep!
With the works works for fewer than 1 in 10 kids.
Something else? That’s just not normal! Fewer than 1 in 10 eat it your way. Do you cut up or wind your spaghetti?
In the great debate between winding and cutting, the winders win.
82% of kids give their spaghetti a spin.
15% of kids give it the knife.
And a few—3%—say they don’t eat the stuff at all. Does that include macaroni? How’s that peanut butter? Smooth or chunky?
Just over half of you spread the smooth.
Just over a quarter of the kids cheer for chunky.
The rest of the kids won’t go near the stuff. That’s 1 in 5 for tuna fish. It’s not peanut butter without…
42% think jelly is your jam.
27% chock one up for chocolate.
16% go ape for bananas.
15% know fluff is the stuff. Apple! Orange! Tomato! Oh my! What’s your favorite juice?
Apple is your core juice: 41%
Orange juice is your main squeeze: 40%
Find grapefruit juice appealing: 9%
Tomato is great-o: 6%
None, thanks!: 4% Do you usually eat good-for-you-food?
Just over half say, “Smart sometimes, but mmm that junk food . . .”
1 in 4 says, “Me eat healthy. Me strong!”
About 1 in 6 says, “I eat like PacMan, but not nearly as well.”
Almost 1 in 20 says, “Only when grownups are watching.” What’s your favorite Thanksgiving leftover?
It’s a leftover tie between turkey and pie! (45%)
Craving carbs? 4% of you feast on rolls.
3% stuff stuffing.
One thing’s for sure, it’s definitely not normal to crave cranberries (1%)...
…gobble gravy (1%)….
…or beg for veggies (1%). Which ice cream flavor makes you melt?
Butter Pecan (5.3%)
Chocolate Chip (3.9%)
French Vanilla (3.8%)
Cookies & Cream (3.6%)
Vanilla Fudge Ripple (2.6%)
Praline Pecan (1.7%)
Chocolate Almond (1.6%)
Rocky Road (1.5%)
Chocolate Marshmallow (1.3%)
Something else (24.1%)
Excerpted from Are You "Normal"? by Mark Shulman. Copyright © 2011 by Mark Shulman. Excerpted by permission of National Geographic Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.