Well working with children 0-3. What I suggest is to bring things to the table such as fruits/veggies. and just put it on the table first and talk about it. The color the size, the smell. etc. Then do this time after time and then you start with letting him/her touch it even play with it!!! I know as moms we do not love this, but it lets them be in controll in a different way. Then eventually give him/her a tast of what it is. My son is a picky eater and he never was as a little guy, but then they hit that 1 1/2 -3 mark....and boy do they know what they want or not want.!! :0) But I do the same thing you do by buying the v-8 fussion and also give him gummie vitamins and we have no problems. I'v talked to his pediatrician and they do not have concerns...just as long as he is getting his daily vitamins some how. Don't worry just keep trying.