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Monday, January 12, 2015

LOW-INCOME KIDS EAT BETTER AT SCHOOL


The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low-income adolescents, according to a recent study. Researchers from Dartmouth found that fruit and vegetable intake was higher among low-income adolescents on days when they ate meals at school compared to days when they were not in school. The opposite was true for high-income adolescents who consumed fewer fruits and vegetables when school was in session, compared to summer months. While in school, all students consumed fruits and vegetables with similar frequency regardless of income level.


Source: Science Daily, 12/11/14, School Food