By: Hsu Chih-wei and Y.F. Low
Taipei, March 21 (CNA) The results of a survey released Monday show that 25
percent of children and teenagers in Taiwan do not eat well, possibly due to a lack of food education.
The survey was conducted by the Child Welfare League Foundation between Dec. 18, 2015 and Jan. 8, 2016 among 1,577 elementary and junior high school students.
It revealed that 25.2 percent of the respondents eat on a weekly basis foods that are unsuitable for long-term consumption by children.
While 68 percent drink sugary beverages at least once a week, 58.4 percent eat packaged snacks such as crackers and cookies at least once a week, according to the survey.
In addition, 43.5 percent eat pastries such as doughnuts at least once a week, and 34.6 percent eat sausages or hot dogs at least once a week. [FULL STORY]