Prince Daniel in Washington, D.C., pictured Monday. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP / Scanpix
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American kids not impressed by Swedish lunch

"It tastes nasty!"
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Swedish Prince Daniel is at the moment on a tour in the United States, partly to promote healthy food. But to convince American school kids to like Swedish food is not an easy job, not even for a prince.

Fried potatoes, salmon with mustard sauce and Swedish crisp bread were on the menu when 45 000 school kids in Washington DC were served a Nordic lunch meal. Prince Daniel went to one of the elementary schools to promote the food.

"Overweightness and obesity is a gigantic problem in the States and also something we have to think about back home in Sweden", he told Swedish Television.

The kids were excited to meet him and some were even dressed up as vikings and Pippi Longstocking. But they were not as excited about the Swedish food.

"I don't like the fish, it tastes nasty", was one of the reactions but the sentiment was shared by many.

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