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UK: Some Parents Count Crisps as Veggies

UK: Some Parents Count Crisps as Veggies

A new study indicates that as many as one in 20 UK parents believe a packet of crisps counts one of those five-a-day servings of fruits and veggies. Now, to be fair, technically, the potato is a vegetable. But starchy vegetables and fruits like potatoes, cassava and the plantain generally do not count as nutritional contributors in regards to a dietary guidelines. “Nutrition guidelines for children can be difficult to understand and interpret when parents are faced with so much confusing and conflicting information surrounding food,” says nutritional expert Sarah Schenker. The study indicates that parents are, at least, trying to give their kids healthy food. The most common lunchbox items include: sandwich, fresh fruit, yogurt and potato chips. (Source: diabetesinsider.com)