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  Chips banned from school canteens
Updated 01 April 2003, 06.44
Chips could be banned from schools
School dinner bosses in the UK have revealed shock plans to ban pupils from eating chips at school.

They reckon the fave food is unhealthy, so have decided kids won't be able to eat it any more - you'll all have to eat lumpy mash instead!

Government food expert Professor Steve P.U. Denton said that although they knew the decision would be unpopular, they were making it so kids would be healthier.

He added: "We're very sorry that we have to do this, but kids spend so much time playing computer games now we have to help them keep fit another way."

Will pizza be next to be taken off the menu?
Will pizza be next to be taken off the menu?
The head of the UK Chip Authority, Fry Smith has slammed the move, saying he couldn't understand why chips have come in for special treatment.

He asked: "Why have they banned chips but decided things like crisps, sweets and chocolate are okay? It's madness!"

And he had this worrying advice for kids not happy about the move: "Who knows what they'll be banning after chips? Maybe pizza is next!"

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