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Eat fruit for lunch? That goes straight in the bin, admit pupils

SANDWICHES and fruit are the first things children bin from their lunch boxes - what they want are crisps and biscuits, a survey commissioned by the manufacturers of Ribena revealed this week. Two-thirds of parents had no concerns about whether their children were eating their lunch, but 81 per cent of pupils admitted throwing items away. Researchers quizzed 60 nine to 11-year olds and 262 parents at a Buckinghamshire school, which was deemed to be representative of schools in the UK.

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