The Mirror featured two mothers who had taken it upon themselves to feed up to 60 starving youngsters at their children's schools who were being forced to eat "disgusting, over-priced rubbish" as a result of Jamie Oliver's school dinners campaign. The mums delivered fish and chips, battered sausage and fizzy drinks galore, trolleyed in and passed over the locked school gates.
On a similar theme, The Guardian reported that catering bosses would be asking for compensation from loss of revenues from junk food bans in schools or else be quitting a sector that is fast becoming unprofitable.
The Daily Express reported that celebrity endorsements, free gifts and posters are confusing children. The "fun factor" may win them over but this is counteracted by "boring" associations with healthy foods, according to a report for the Office of the Children's Commissioner.
But children's preferences for all things non-green may actually be in their genes, reported The Sunday Times. A US report from the Monell Chemical Senses Center found that some children are genetically programmed to dislike vegetables due to an evolutionary tactic to protect their ancestors who lived in areas where such foods would be potentially damaging.
To cap off the healthy theme, the same paper reported that 'safe' cigarettes, with 'self-extinguishing' paper, could soon be on the market.