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13 August 2013

Pupils tucking into unhealthy snacks

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Schoolchildren are putting themselves at risk of obesity by bingeing on refined starches and fattening foods such as chips, pastries, chocolates and fizzy beverages.

In a snap survey by Nestlé at primary school tuckshops in Gauteng, researchers found that fizzy drinks and chips were the best sellers, with 75 percent of the tuckshop operators rating them as the most popular items.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)