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Fast Foods to kids should be scaled back

Processed meat products such as hot dogs, sausages, beefburgers, chicken nuggets or turkey twizzlers should be served a maximum of once a week, according to new healthy eating guidance for nursery and pre-school children published by Scottish Exec

Processed meat products such as hot dogs, sausages, beefburgers, chicken nuggets or turkey twizzlers should be served a maximum of once a week, according to new healthy eating guidance for nursery and pre-school children published by the Scottish Executive. The advice is part of a drive to extend the executive's Hungry for Success school food scheme to the under-fives.

Consultation on the Nutritional Guidance for Early Years took place between March and June last year. The report gives recommendations on meals and snacks and advice on developing healthy eating habits. Deputy Education Minister Robert Brown said: "Healthy eating is vital for all children and they're never too young to develop a taste for healthy options.

"If we can encourage them to choose healthy options from an early age, then they're more likely to stick with these as they grow up. We will be asking providers about how they are using the guidelines."