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School lunchboxes 'are getting healthier'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 29/10/2013. School lunchboxes 'are getting healthier'Tags: Parenting Kids Health

Children in Ireland are beginning to take healthier foods to school with them, new research has suggested.

According to the latest Periscope study from Bord Bia, greater emphasis is being placed on healthier eating among people of all ages, the Irish Times reports.

While school lunchboxes in both Ireland and Britain are similar in contents with regard to sandwiches, fruit and yoghurt, it was found that fewer children in Ireland are taking crisps to school compared to their British counterparts.

Indeed, while crisps appeared in 46 per cent of lunchboxes in Britain, the proportion stood at just five per cent in Ireland. 

It was noted that the greater focus placed on healthy eating policies in Ireland may be one reason to explain the difference.

The news comes as Breaking News reports that controversy has been caused in Navan, County Meath by plans to open a KFC fast food restaurant in close proximity to the town's Mercy primary and secondary schools

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801654474-ADNFCR


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