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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsMy favourite food is chips, and if I eat too many I'll get sick. My favourite food is apple.

Skip to 0 minutes and 13 secondsCookie, ha ha.

Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsLollies?

Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsPizza, ice cream. When I eat ice cream all the time, get a fat belly.

Skip to 0 minutes and 30 secondsHe drinks too much Coke, and he eats too much McDonalds, and he goes to McDonalds every day. You get fat? [SLURP] (LAUGHS) Out of all the vegetables and fruits, it would be apples and carrots.

Skip to 0 minutes and 51 secondsWatermelon. Mandarins. Do you like Mandarin? Yeah. Yeah? Would do you like some? Yeah. Can you ask? Use your manners. Please, mommy. I love it when my mommy makes big spaghetti carbonara for dinner. Thank you, Ma. Fish and chips, and stir fry. Eat it? Yeah. [INAUDIBLE] Mmm.

Skip to 1 minute and 27 secondsMmm, eat. Eating. Is it yummy? Yeah.

Nutrition: What the children have to say

Here’s what children have to say about nutrition…

Watch the above video and consider the following questions in your comments.

  • What factors might be influencing children’s ideas and feelings about food?
  • How important is good nutrition in fighting childhood obesity?

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This video is from the free online course:

Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living

University of Wollongong