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Many children 'think cheese comes from plants'

Almost a third of UK primary pupils think cheese is made from plants and a quarter think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs, suggests a survey.

Nearly one in 10 secondary pupils thinks tomatoes grow under ground, according to the poll for the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

Some 27,500 five to 16-year-olds were questioned last month.

The charity says the figures prove the need for better teaching about cooking and healthy eating.

John Maguire reports.

  • 03 Jun 2013
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