Vast majority of teenagers 'not eating enough vegetables'

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have analysed data relating to students at 16 schools in the U.K. Including 942 pupils between the ages of 11 and 15 years. As part of the study, participants were asked about the food and drinks they had consumed in the past 24 hours. Accordingly, the researchers found that 70 per cent of adolescents were not consuming the recommended 100g of fruit per day (equivalent to one apple) and 90 per cent were not eating the recommended 200g of vegetables.

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