Letter: Fruity veg for healthy children

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Fruity veg for healthy children

Sir: We are writing to comment on the new "wacky veg" that your reporter tried out on children in year Four at our school ("Chocolate flavoured veg acts as carrot for healthy eating", 22 April).

We both think that it is a totally absurd idea. One reason to disapprove of the idea of "flavoured vegetables" is that putting unhealthy flavouring into healthy food will not encourage children to eat healthy food but to eat the unhealthy foods that have those flavours. Another reason is that children who like real vegetables will start eating fake vegetables and not want to go back to the real thing.

Here is a suggestion: the vegetables could be favoured with fruit or other healthy foods which children like.



(Year Six)

Gillespie School

London N4