They said ..

18th April 2008 at 01:00
'Children in nursery schools should eat crumpets or buns instead of carrots' - The Mirror

WE SAY ...

In the week that oven chips were advertised with the slogan "Eat your greens", it has become easy to get confused about nutrition.

Perhaps that is why The Mirror got carried away with advice given by dietician Sarah Almond. She has called for the Government to introduce food guidelines to nursery schools, as it has already done in the primary and secondary sectors.

But The Mirror's claim that the dietician believes that "veg may not be good" for children is slightly misleading.

What the study she cites has shown is that nursery children may be getting too many vegetables and too little fat or carbohydrates. But replacing carrots altogether with a crumpet or bun diet is not recommended.

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