Kids may snack on junk food on the ride home from school

January 15, 2015 7:12 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Kids who ride home from school – whether in a car or on a bus – eat more snacks and candy during that window of opportunity than those who get home under their own steam, according to a new U.S. study.

The researchers thought that kids who walk or bike to and from school might have more chances to buy junk foods along the way, but found it was the “passive commuters” who rode to or from school that ate more snacks.

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