Kids Eat More Fruits And Veggies After Recess
A study finds children who ate lunch after recess consumed 54 percent more fruits and vegetables.By Madison Burke | January 14, 2015
How do you get kids to eat their fruits and veggies? Parents, educators and governments have struggled to come up with a clear solution, but a new study suggests the answer might have been right under our noses the whole time. (Video via Buena Vista Television / "Recess")
Brigham Young University and Cornell University researchers found that children who eat lunch after recess ate more fruits and veggies than kids who ate before. That's likely because they were just hungrier.
Researchers say rearranging lunch and recess increased the kids' fruit and veggie consumption by 54 percent.