How recess can get children to eat more fruits, veggies

January 19, 2015 3:50 PM

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How recess can get children to eat more fruits, veggies

Researchers have come up with a way to get kids to chow down on 54 percent more fruits and vegetables, and it's remarkably straightforward: Just have them go out for recess before lunch rather than afterward.

Researchers studied 2,500 elementary-schoolers in Utah receiving fruits and veggies at lunch as part of the National School Lunch Program. Three of seven schools studied moved their recess periods to before lunch, and researchers had the unenviable task of watching the garbage cans to see how much h...

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