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Children will eat more fruit 'as long as it looks good'

Making fruit look good holds the key to getting children to eat more of it, a study suggests.

In tests, when offered the same amount and types of fruit, children ate far more if it was made fun and attractive, the journal Appetite reports.

The researchers, who studied nearly 100 pupils in the Netherlands and Belgium, say parents and schools should follow this example.

However, they said food presentations needed to remain innovative.

In the study of children aged four to seven, apples, strawberries and seedless grapes were put on offer, but presented in different ways. More ….