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EDUCATION leaders must take an "innovative" approach in order to increase the number of pupils choosing school meals, the children's minister said yesterday.
A DIET high in meat may lead to early puberty in girls, a new study suggests.
THE teeth of Scotland's primary school children are healthier than ever before, with almost two-thirds of 11-year-olds showing no signs of dental decay.
CHILDREN who eat a "Mediterranean" diet – one rich in fruit, vegetables and fish – have a lower risk of asthma and wheezing, according to experts.
EIGHT out of ten UK adults are concerned that children do not know enough about how our food grows or where it comes from, according to research.
MANY children would rather eat home-grown fruit and vegetables than those bought from a supermarket – and almost three-quarters want space to grow their own, a poll has found.
A POSTER encouraging children to eat Kellogg's Coco Pops as an after-school snack did not break any rules, the Advertising Standards Authority has decided.
JUST one council in Scotland will deliver the Scottish Government pledge to introduce free school meals for P1-3 pupils in August.
CHILDREN aged between ten and 14 will eat an average of 2½kg, or 5½lbs, of chocolate over the Easter holiday – taking in nearly 13,000 calories and 650 grams of fat.
A PRIMARY head teacher was yesterday accused of "a nanny state mentality" after she slapped a blanket ban on children receiving sweets as a reward for good behaviour.
JAMIE Oliver has created his own school cooking course in a fresh attempt to improve the health of the nation's teenagers.
IT MIGHT come as a blessing for some parents and a nightmare for others – having to ban your child from junk food to prevent them eating themselves to death.
GIRLS are more likely to skip breakfast than boys, according to a survey of more than 6,000 children across Scotland.
CHANGING lifestyles among children is leading to a Vitamin D deficiency and a rise in cases of rickets, medical experts say.
JUST one in 100 packed lunches made for children meets nutritional standards set for school meals, research shows.
CHURCHES, unions and campaigners have written to Scotland's education minister expressing "deep concern" over the future of universal free school lunches for primary 1 to 3 pupils.
TEENAGE girls dieting to reach "size zero" may be putting their bones at risk
MSPs have agreed a law banning school shops from selling sweets needs to be reviewed after pupils told them it had forced them to close their fair trade 'tuck shop'.