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The British Heart Foundation is appalled that about a third of 8-to-14-year-olds don't know that chips are made from potatoes or that cheese is made mostly from milk. This seems especially clueless:

Peter Hollins, the director general of the British Heart Foundation, said: "Kids have lost touch with the most basic foods and no longer understand what they are eating . . . "

Like they ever knew. Wonder how many even know meat comes from animals? The group's goal of getting kids to eat healthier is a good one, but it needs to come up with something better than "a campaign to get children to think about what was in their food and make healthier choices.

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