Want kids to buy fruit? Sell it!

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not a school, but too funny not to share

I’ve read some really interesting studies on vending machines in recent months, and this morning, yet another one caught my eye. An article recently published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health revealed that vending machines have the potential to both undermine and improve students’ health.

Vending machines carrying high-sugar, high-salt, and high-fat snacks can influence children to make unhealthy food choices, the study showed, but in schools where vending machines sold fresh produce, students were more likely to eat fruits and vegetables.

I think the takeaway here is that if you want kids to make healthier choices, offer healthier options.

You can read more here.

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3 thoughts on “Want kids to buy fruit? Sell it!

    Jenn said:
    November 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I bet they have those new totally bitchin’ baby carrots in those machines.

    Jess responded:
    November 29, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yeah! Haha I wish they had those in the NYU library.

    Katie said:
    November 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    I completely agree! You can’t just assume kids won’t want to eat healthier things. I wish I saw more vending machines with fruit and veggies.

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