Education on 'real' food needed

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According to a nutrition expert, some Scottish children do not know
that fruit has to be peeled, blaming a national enthusiasm for
processed food and takeaway meals.

According to a nutrition expert, some Scottish children do not know that fruit has to be peeled, blaming a national enthusiasm for processed food and takeaway meals, the Times reports. Anita Cormac, the director of Focus on Food, a government-backed campaign to improve eating habits in Scotland, said that young parents were no longer interested in preparing meals. According to her study, some children had never tasted "real"​ food and had been brought up exclusively on processed meals, snacks and takeaways. "There is a generation of young parents who do not know how to cook and rely completely on ready-made meals and takeaways.""It is shocking but there are children who don't know that an orange or banana has to be peeled before they eat it,"​ she added. This year, the Scottish Executive announced that it was giving £200,000 to the five-year campaign, which goal is to interest children in healthy cooking.

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