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Children Prefer Junk Food Than Fruits and Vegetables

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 24, 2011 at 3:53 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
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A survey conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) revealed that 94% children do not eat their recommended five-a-day of fruit and vegetables; with 28% indulging in sweets, chocolate or crisps thrice a day or more. 50% children admitted that they drink fizzy or energy drinks during the day.
 Children Prefer Junk Food Than Fruits and Vegetables
Children Prefer Junk Food Than Fruits and Vegetables

The BHF confirmed that today's youth are not on a healthy diet. They have concluded that the average child's daily diet now consists of sweets, fizzy drinks and energy drinks, crisps and a bar of chocolate.

The results have shown that the average child is now consuming up to 30-teaspoons of sugar, more than 1/3 of their daily calorie intake and more fat than is contained in a cheeseburger.

Therefore, childhood obesity seems to be growing every year.

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