Kids Eat All Their Veggies If Recess Comes Before Lunch, Study Finds

January 17, 2015 9:33 PM

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A recent Utah study revealed that you can trick kids into eating their veggies while at school by scheduling recess before lunch. Researchers at Brigham Young University found that children are 45 percent more likely to eat their leafy greens after recess.

The study involved elementary students in seven Utah schools. The findings showed that whenever recess was scheduled before lunch, 45 percent of them ate at least one serving of greens or fruits, while the total amount of fruits and vegetables ate in cafeterias increased by 50 percent. And kids were...

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