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Let them eat fat..; YOUR HEALTH.

The Duchess of York's revelation that she has put her eight-year- old daughter Beatrice on a diet has shocked nutrition experts. Fergie is one of a growing number of well-meaning parents who risk their children's health by putting them on adult low- fat regimes.

Children need a varied diet of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to provide them with around 2,000 calories a day to keep healthy and grow properly. They used to get a third of their daily nutritional

intake and calories from school meals by law - but not now.

Dietitians agree that hot school lunches are still best. But many children who miss breakfast and have just a sandwich and piece of fruit for lunch end the school day having consumed just ONE FIFTH of what they need.

Dietitian Luci Daniels of the British Dietetic Association says: "They need puddings, but the trend at school and at home is away from this."

Children's dietitian Kate Start agrees: "Although adults are advised to reduce their fat intake, children under 10 need to get 40 or 50 per cent of the calories from fat. Fats contain nine calories per gram, whereas carbohydrates contain four."
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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Palmer, Jill
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 28, 1997
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