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Fruit and veg tops campaign
12:47pm Tuesday 4th September 2012 in News
CAMPAIGNERS are encouraging children to eat more fruit and vegetables at school amid concerns that some youngsters are not eating enough.
Some youngsters are even unsure about the origins of their fruit and veg, with a minority suggesting that broccoli grows on trees, it has been claimed.
Pupils should eat at least two of their five-a-day at school, according to the Children's Food Trust.
But primary school pupils taking school dinners eat an average of 1.6 portions of fruit and veg at lunchtime, while those bringing packed lunches eat one portion on average, research shows.
In secondary schools, students eating school meals have 0.8 portions of fruit and veg, with those taking packed lunches eating just over half a portion.