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Nutrition: What the children have to say

Here's what children have to say about nutrition.
My favourite food is chips, and if I eat too many I’ll get sick. My favourite food is apple.
Cookie, ha ha.
Pizza, ice cream. When I eat ice cream all the time, get a fat belly.
He 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.
Watermelon. 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.
Mmm, eat. Eating. Is it yummy? Yeah.

Here’s what children have to say about nutrition…

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