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Sweetie shop stop-off en route to school

Almost a quarter of seven to 14-year-olds are chomping their way through junk food on their way to school.

A new survey by cereal maker Kellogg’s also suggests that around £646m is being spent per year on biscuits, crisps and fizzy drinks by the age group.

Is this a problem on your patch – particular for pupils on their way to school in urban areas with many shops to pass?

Or are schools doing their best to prevent students loading up on sugars pre-assembly?

Try your local dentistry services as well to see what they say about how diet is affecting children’s oral health.