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Last Updated: Friday May 12 2006 08:03 GMT

Rochdale residents reject veggies

It seems fruit and veg are off the menu in Rochdale after the town came bottom of an England and Wales league showing where the healthy foods are selling.

The residents of Rochdale bought an average of 1.91 portions of fruit and veg each day - compared to a national average of 2.9 items.

The survey's most healthy place was Bath, where people were buying an average of 3.92 portions per day.

Experts recommend that we should eat five daily portions of fruit and veg.

So even the healthy citizens of Bath failed to reach that mark.

Blackburn, Sunderland, Liverpool and Sheffield finished in the bottom five, while Brighton, Plymouth, Harrogate and Canterbury made up the top five.

The league was made up using info from 259 stores across England and Wales.

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