by VR Sreeraman on  August 15, 2008 at 8:53 AM Child Health News
 One in Seven British Children Has Never Eaten Fruits
One in seven Brit kids doesn't eat fruits, says a new report.

According to a report by the School Food Trust, 14 percent youngsters never eat fruits.

The report said that although, the term healthy eating is familiar to children, it is neither well understood nor applied.

"Perceptions of which foods should be eaten in moderation and an understanding of balancing a diet appear to be weak," the Mirror quoted the report, as stating.

Moreover, giving fruit and vegetables to kids at school often results in them getting less at home.

British MPs are now recommending that corner shops should get government cash to sell more fruit and veg.

"We know that families in some communities still use the corner shop on a daily basis for their food and household goods," Health minister Ivan Lewis said.

"It is therefore essential that we take healthy eating options to these stores and reach those families who are at the greatest risk of poor health due to a poor diet.

"It''s important that people have the opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables where it is convenient for them," he added.

Source: ANI

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