Junk food worry for youngsters

PUBLISHED: 18:00 17 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

A WORRYING one per cent of school children leave home with a selection of healthy foods in their lunchbox.

A WORRYING one per cent of school children leave home with a selection of healthy foods in their lunchbox.

After the startling figure was revealed by the Food Standards Agency, in a survey carried out by Leeds University, Somerset's public health doctor has reminded parents to help improve their child's health.

Dr Caroline Gamlin said: "The findings are disappointing and illustrate how important it is to have the commitment of parents if we are to encourage children to understand how important it is to eat a healthy diet.

"Even a few small changes could bring real benefits."

Information and advice of healthy eating can be found at www.nhs.uk/change4life

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