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Puddings to be banned in Scottish school meals?

Puddings to be banned in Scottish school meals?

Puddings should be banned from school meals if the Scottish government wants children to be healthier, say dentists.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow wants excess sugar to be cut from school dinners.

It said that about a third of children suffer from dental decay, while three in 10 are overweight or obese.

Ministers say they will "carefully consider" the response to a consultation on the matter.

The faculty wants to see puddings taken off school lunch menus and replaced with soup or fruit, and is opposed to the idea of including sugar-free drinks on the list of permitted drinks for secondary school.

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