Children are the good food guides

Contrary to what parents think – and despite the best efforts of
advertising executives – children know what food is good for them,
new research finds.

Although barely three in 10 parents believe that their children
know how to eat healthily, eight out of 10 children are aware that
they should eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

But the study of 2,000 children, parents and playworkers shows
children’s diets are governed largely by parental income.

The survey was carried out by children’s charity the Kids’ Clubs
Network and the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain.

– Food for Thought is available from 020 7512 2112

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