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  • Kids put off by food labelled ‘healthy’
  • Kids put off by food labelled ‘healthy’
    U.S. Department of Agriculture ©

Kids put off by food labelled ‘healthy’

In a move to tackle obesity, US schools will have to replace junk food with 'smart snacks' like granola bars and fruit cups in 2014-2015. But can deeply ingrained habits really be changed when a new study shows kids are less likely to choose foods they know are good for them?



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