Fruit, veg and fast food

14th September 2007 at 01:00
Children are eating more fruit and veg following the introduction of free fruit in primaries, according to a study. All children aged four to six are entitled to a free apple, pear, banana, orange, carrot or tomato each day. An analysis of 1,666 diet diaries and 37 school questionnaires in the North East at the end of last year found that 44 per cent were eating five portions a day, compared with 32 per cent before the scheme began in 2004. But it also found they were eating the fruit in addition to their usual snacks.

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