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Friday, 24 May 2013

Could Deirdre's stuffed marrow save Coronation Street?

Top telly soaps have come in for their annual bashing, this time from an academic report saying that soaps depict characters with unhealthy eating choices and lifestyles with little or no exercise.

But while Emmerdale got in the neck for Eric Pollard being the
unhealthiest soap character because he's always drinking, and EastEnders' Fatboy getting a ticking off for eating peanut butter and jam sarnies, Coronation Street didn't fare too badly.

The report by Liverpool’s John Moores University for the Co-operative store, found that Corrie was the healthiest at mealtimes, with 41% of all food consumed, or referred to, getting the seal of approval from health experts.


So it just goes to show that there may be a point to Deirdre's stuffed marrow, after all.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christ, our universities and other institutions don't half waste money on "investigating" some rubbish.

Anonymous said...

They need to investigate Sally Webster, she's been slowly poisoning her family for years! Another fish finger anyone?

Hilda's Murial said...

I think the Meerkats made the complaint, because they didn't like nowt on the Bistro menu.

Chatty Kathy said...

So if 41% of the food depicted on Corrie is healthy, that means that 59% isn't. Far too many bacon sarnies, cream slices, and fry ups. And the only one drinking orange juice at the Rovers or the Bistro is Peter or whoever is currently pregnant.

Does this reflect the typical Brit diet? And I'm casting no stones. The American diet is nothing to brag about either.

Anonymous said...

Fish fingers and spaghetti hoops are healthy?

Frosty the Snowman said...

The faktry staff seem to exist on bacon sarnies from Roys and always have a "cake run" every day. Then its a meal at the Bistro or a (rare) kebab from Devs or a visit to the "chippy" or some other kind of take away. Dreary seems to be the only one that cook anything from scratch. Then is lunchtime or evening boozing often both. As well as the bad diet too much alcohol being seen to be consumed, even at the Windasses "Monday night dinner" bottle of wine were in flow. What happened to the northern "brew" that real Northerners are very partial to?

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