Some parents still believe that chips are a healthy vegetable, according to a new survey.
She added that although many people considered potatoes to be a vegetable, they did not contain as many nutrients as other vegetables and were more correctly associated with starches such as rice and pasta.
Almost eight out of ten said that they did not think that frozen fruit and vegetables counted towards the Government recommendations of five portions a day.
How many years have they been telling us about this five a day plan? And the message is still this confused?
"There is a lot of research which shows that eating 400 grams, or five portions, of fruit and vegetables"
While there are of course huge gaps in what I know and don\’t, I\’d put forward the thought that I\’m probably better informed than the average citizen out there: and even I have had a very hard time finding out what is the definition of a "portion" in the sense of five portions a day. 80g is it now? Which isn\’t, in fact, all that much, is it?
But how much money have the been spending on promoting this over how many years, to get this really rather poor result? And why has the result been so bad?