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Fruit and Veg Off the Menu for Indonesian Girls as Myths Fuel Malnutrition

From fears that eating chicken wings makes it hard to find a husband to beliefs that pineapple jeopardizes fertility, a host of food taboos are fueling malnutrition among Indonesian girls, experts said as they launched an adolescent health drive. Nutritionists said girls ate very little protein, vegetables or fruit, preferring to fill up with rice and processed snacks which were often sweet or fried. "Indonesian girls are being left behind when it comes to nutrition," said...

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