'HEALTHY' CHIPS FOR KIDS SLATED

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Oven bribes for chips in schools

McCains have stepped in to help cash strapped schools in Scotland with £12,000 new ovens - the catch? - Oven chips.

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston, founder of consultants Foods For Life, said: "The problem is the message you give to children.

"You don't want to encourage them to have potatoes with every meal."

Home made potato wedges without all the added fat, additives salt and sugar may be far preferable but still not every day.

There's nothing like a vegan staple nosh chip butty but it's not responsible to pretend it's healthy and serve as a staple 5 days a week.

Comments

veggies said…
Schools should find it easy to bake whole potatoes in the oven.They provide an ideal opportunity to add healthy bright coloured fillings.

Mike Maybury VIP
Vegetarian Information, Portsmouth