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Over 1.7 million children take part in 'Healthy Eating Week'

Just under 2 million pupils will take part in Healthy Eating Week, as the British Nutrition Foundation revealed thousands of school children did not know enough about the food they were eating.

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1/4 of young children think bread 'comes from animals'

Some 25% of children aged between 5-8-years-old were found to believe bread came from animals, research from a health charity found.

According to the British Nutrition Foundation:

  • Another 14% of 8-11 year olds surveyed think bread comes from animals.
  • Over a quarter (26%) of 5-8 year olds and 22 percent of 8-11 year olds think that cheese comes from plants.
  • Nearly a fifth of primary school children said that potatoes come from animals.
  • Another quarter of primary school children, plus more than one in ten (13%) of 8-11 year olds, indicated that pasta comes from animals.
  • One in every ten primary school children surveyed thinks that bacon comes from sheep, while 17% think that fish fingers come from chicken.

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