‘PE and home economics should link together’

Curling star Eve Muirhead shares her views on improving the health of Scotland’s youth – and reveals how she swapped daily doughnuts for an Olympic medal

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Scots can grow tired of jokes about the country’s poor diet and the idea that deep-fried pizzas and Mars Bars are staple foods. But when you hear arguably Scotland’s most famous active sportswoman recalling the meals of her schooldays, you are reminded that there is more than a little truth to the stereotype.

“When I was at school, some of the options were terrible,” says Eve Muirhead, the world champion curler and Olympic bronze medallist. “I remember having a cheeseburger at my first break, then going out to the Mr Frosty van and getting a 50-pence mix-up and sometimes a Pot Noodle for my ...

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