Children not eating enough fruit

Children not eating enough fruit

MOST parents are not giving fresh fruit to their children and serving processed fruit snacks instead, a survey shows.

About 60 per cent of parents wanted their children to eat more fruit, the survey of 501 parents found, but only 46 per cent actually served it.

The Australian Pineapples Family Nutrition Report surveyed parents about their eating habits, fruit intake, parental influence on children’s eating habits and whether fresh fruit was bought.

Australian Pineapples ambassador Dr Joanna McMillan said developing healthy eating habits early in life is vital.

«Despite reports showing 20 per cent of Australian children are overweight or obese before kindergarten; parents are still failing to respond,» she said.

Adelaide mum Carly Young said her two boys, Brayden, 7, and Harry, 4, love to eat fresh fruit.

«We don’t have to bribe them,» she said.

«They love their fruit.»

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