My picky eater, as a dinner plate is set before him:
"I love ham!"
What every Jewish mother loves to hear.
"Blueberries -- yuck!"
What kid doesn't like blueberries? They're blue, and sweet. What's not to like?
"Seaweed -- yum! I love seaweed!"
"Can I have dessert?"
Now chocolate -- that's pretty much always a winner.
Just like his mama.