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UK: The 10 most salty children’s meals in restaurants

Children’s meals at restaurants popular with middle-class families can contain five times as much salt as chicken nuggets and chips at McDonald’s, a study has found. Prof Graham MacGregor, professor of cardiovascular medicine at Queen Mary University of London and chairman of Action on Salt, said: “Evidence suggests dietary habits in childhood can influence eating patterns later in life. Salt should therefore not be given to children as this could lead to a ‘salt addiction’ – a preference for salt throughout their lifetime.” More

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