Kids will eat more fruit and vegetables at school if paid
Travis Banks
12/19/2013

U.S. researchers suggest paying students in school small amounts of money or prizes increases the number who ate fruit or vegetables at lunch.

Joe Price, an economics professor at Brigham Young University, and David Just of Cornell University, said previous research suggests a federal rule that prompted the nation's schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day, results in students throwing out $3.8 million of that produce in the garbage each day.

However, the researchers said paying students directly to eat a fruit or vegetable is less expensive and gets better results.


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