Cultivating a new nostalgia for veg

When school puddings make healthy eating ‘impossible’

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Lorraine Tulloch, programme lead at Obesity Action Scotland, looks forward to a time when people will be nostalgic about school dinners because of the exciting new fruits and vegetables they were introduced to – not because of the puddings they guzzled.

“People have really fond memories of school puddings,” says Tulloch. “They talk about having things like caramel tart with custard – that’s what they remember and they don’t seem able to move on from that.”

But with children eating three times as much sugar as they should and 29 per cent of them classified as overweight or obese, we have to ...

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