One is good for your bones and teeth, the other is good for skin and hair.
But which should nursery schools offer - milk or fruit?
The Government proposes giving nurseries the choice of swapping their free milk for a piece of fruit.
Health campaigners insist that both milk and fruit should be provided but the Government says the extra cost - pound;20 million - would be unacceptable.
At the moment, all children who attend a nursery or other form of day care for at least two hours a day are entitled to one third of a pint of milk a day.
All children in infant classes in state schools are entitled to a free piece of fruit a day.
Photograph by Tony Hardacre