3 July 2000
Children urged to eat their greens

THE government is set to unveil a 2 million drive to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables, reports The Independent.

Public Health Minister Yvette Cooper will announce that part of the money will be spent on fruit tuck shops in schools, says the paper.

The Department of Health is worried by research showing that three in five children aged five to 14 ate no leafy green vegetables during a week-long period.

However, the paper warns that the campaign may lead to further criticism that the government is moving to a “nanny state” by telling people what to eat.

  • The Independent, page 4