Last Updated on December 4, 2019
Often we see bizarre quizzes revealing humorous yet alarming statistics concerning the knowledge of adults and children alike; for example, brown cows and chocolate milk.
In this particular case, it was discovered that a third of school children between the ages of six and eleven surveyed thought that cows laid eggs.
The survey also found that 30% of those children didn’t know tuna was a fish and a tenth had never tasted a cherry tomato.
The findings reportedly alarmed experts, identifying gaping holes in the food knowledge of British school children.
Although the survey, led by a charity and a kitchen appliance firm, only sampled around 1,000 school children, a larger study conducted two years ago found equally pitiful results.
Two years ago, the British Nutrition Foundation polled 27,500 children around the same age group. They found that a third of British school children believed that cheese came from plants and tomatoes grew underground–similar to root vegetables.
Of course, these surveys may not be fully accurate or representative of British school children’s knowledge, given the capacity in which these questions might have been answered: some children may have sought amusement in answering the questions wrongly.
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