One News: Don’t just blame the tuck shops, study shows

Research from the University of Otago shows that it’s not just what children are eating at school that is of concern.

A study has revealed that children are eating as, or more, unhealthily outside of school than in school itself.

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“”Children are more likely to have hot chips and high-fat snacks out of school times. Things like pies and sausage rolls – schools get blamed for those as being a source of those at tuck shops but they’re eating them equally out of school time,” she said.

“”We were fascinated to find that what children eat outside of school days needs some attention just as much as what they eat at school.””