I recently learned that my parents (age 84 & 90) hate vegetables and have generally avoided them during their long lives. What do they eat? McDonalds and Dennys. They were from the WWII era when it was important to support only American-oriented interests. None of that Mexican, Italian, or Asian food would do. Hot dogs and hamburgers were the essential items.
I always ate poorly when I was a kid but always assumed it was because that's what I wanted and my parents didn't enforce that I eat the good things. I didn't start eating healthier until I moved out on my own when I was 20. There in Chicago, I started eating all the various foods that an advanced urban city had to offer. Although I still have urges for junk food, my favorite foods are Indian and Thai. I hope that because I eat better than my parents, I will lead an even more healthier and longlasting life as they have.