Could Recess Before Lunch Get Kids to Eat More Veggies?

Could Recess Before Lunch Get Kids to Eat More Veggies?

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Kelli Foster
Jan 27, 2015
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Yes, schools are offering more healthy food options for lunch, especially those in the National School Lunch program that require students to include one fruit and one vegetable.

But just because it's on the tray doesn't mean kids are actually eating their veggies. Could recess be the answer?

Researchers found something that might change that, though — recess before lunch.

A new study suggests that kids who have recess first tend to eat up to 54% more fruits and vegetables than kids who eat lunch first. That's a big jump. Timing and logistics prove to be a barrier for many schools to enact this. But, it certainly makes us think twice about how our daily schedule impacts how we eat.

Read more:Researchers found something that might change that, though - recess before lunch. from NPR

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