Cheese comes from plants and fish fingers are made of chicken

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Research conducted by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) among over 27,500 children across the UK, shows that nearly a third (29 per cent) of primary school children think that cheese comes from plants, one in ten secondary school children believe that tomatoes grow under the ground, and nearly one in five (18 per cent) primary school children say that fish fingers come from chicken.

The survey, the largest of its kind, was conducted as part of the BNF’s Healthy Eating Week, launched today by HRH The Princess Royal. More than 3,000 schools are participating in the week during which over 1.2 million children will be learning valuable lessons about healthy eating, cooking and where foods come from.

Roy Ballam, Education Programme Manager at the British Nutrition Foundation, said: ‘Schools throughout the UK require a national framework and guidance for food and nutrition education to support the learning needs of children and young people, especially at

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