Jam, water, cereal – what some kids think count towards 5-a-day

Milk and blueberry muffins also named as adding to fruit and veg quota

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Approximately one in six children think a blueberry muffin counts towards their five-a-day, according to a new survey.

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The poll by Dolmio, found that children also named milk, cereal, jam and water as part of their daily intake of fruit and veg.

Dolmio surveyed parents and children aged 8 to 15 in more than 500 families and found that while kids’ general knowledge of healthy eating was good, there was still confusion over what counted towards their five-a-day quota.

The poll found that 16% of kids thought jam counted, 15% said blueberry muffins were part of their five-a-day, 12% thought milk counted along with 12% who named cereal as a contributor, and 6% said water was part of their daily intake.

On the plus side, an encouraging 95% of children questioned knew that eating five portions of fruit and veg on a daily basis was important, and knew that foods like apples and tomatoes counted towards this goal.

Do your kids have any funny ideas about which foods count towards their five-a-day?

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