Study says up to a third of children eat fast food while in hospital
on 10/10/2012 07:25:24
That is according to a study conducted at the Midwest Regional Hospital in Limerick.
It also found more than a third of six to 12-year-olds admitted to the facility are overweight or obese.
The research by academics in Limerick and Canada found half of all parents bring food in to their children when they are in hospital, and 60% of those opted for fast food.