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  Kids are throwing away healthy food
Updated 27 August 2003, 10.46

Three quarters of kids are ditching food from their lunchboxes, and the first things to go are healthy, a survey has said.

Children aged nine to 11 at a school in Buckinghamshire were asked about their school eating habits.

Sandwiches were the least popular thing, with 65% chucking them, followed by fruit, which was binned by nearly 40% of kids.


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But kids seem to want to keep hold of the less healthy snacks, as hardly any said they got rid of crisps or biscuits.

Dr Ian Campbell, from the National Obesity Forum wasn't surprised.

He said kids weren't eating healthier snacks because they thought their friends would laugh at them.

Parents don't know

He also said that the food you eat at school is a very important part of your diet, so you should try to eat more healthy things.

262 parents were also asked about their children's eating habits, and most of them didn't think that their kids were throwing anything away.

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