26 Aug '15, 11pm

Kids toss out fruits and veggies from school lunches, researchers find

Telling kids they have to eat something is not a winning strategy. I know this both as a parent of two small girls (and as an immature adult myself). If I want my 4-year-old to try her beans, I have to somehow trick her into thinking it’s her own idea. New research suggests this phenomenon may be playing out in school lunchrooms. A paper published Tuesday in Public Health Reports found that students in two schools were actually eating less fruit and vegetables after new rules from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act made the produce compulsory. The kids took more apples and salads (they had no choice) — but they also threw more in the trash. The researchers photographed the lunch trays before the students sat down to eat, and again as they headed for the garbage cans. Sarah Amin The students didn’t eat a whole lot less fruit and veggies. “It was only about a tablespoon less, ...

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