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Last Updated: Wednesday October 03 2007 16:21 GMT

In pictures: Kids speak out on healthy school dinners

Fewer kids are eating school dinners since they became more healthy, research shows. Shona said: "It's silly if kids are put off healthy food, because it's good for them. "

Fewer kids are eating school dinners since they became more healthy, research shows. Shona said: "It's silly if kids are put off healthy food, because it's good for them. "

At the school Newsround visited, many kids enjoyed healthy dinners. Joel said: "There's a really good choice of healthy stuff and we've got a salad bar ."

At the school Newsround visited, many kids enjoyed healthy dinners. Joel said: "There's a really good choice of healthy stuff and we've got a salad bar ."

Other kids had views on why healthy dinners are being snubbed. Aaliyah said: "I think some kids get put off because they see mates eating junk food."

Other kids had views on why healthy dinners are being snubbed. Aaliyah said: "I think some kids get put off because they see mates eating junk food."

Elgi said: "So many kids don't really have a sense of healthy food. Lots of my friends only eat unhealthy food."

Elgi said: "So many kids don't really have a sense of healthy food. Lots of my friends only eat unhealthy food."

Nivar was really pleased with the food on offer at her school. "I like school dinners because everything is ready - you say what you want, and you get it," she said.

Nivar was really pleased with the food on offer at her school. "I like school dinners because everything is ready - you say what you want, and you get it," she said.

And it seems loads of kids agree with her. "Here there are more school dinners than packed lunches. There is more of a variety of food," said Ishmel.

And it seems loads of kids agree with her. "Here there are more school dinners than packed lunches. There is more of a variety of food," said Ishmel.

Hodon thinks some adults should give kids more credit when it comes to knowing what's good for them. "It annoys me sometimes - I know what food is good for me," she said.

Hodon thinks some adults should give kids more credit when it comes to knowing what's good for them. "It annoys me sometimes - I know what food is good for me," she said.



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