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Study: Lunch after recess means more fruits and veggies

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Researchers from Brigham Young University found that kids who had recess before going to lunch were more likely to make healthier choices in the cafeteria; their study followed groups of kids who ate after recess and a group who ate before.

Through the study, they found that the kids who ate after playing wasted less food and ate 54% more fruits and vegetables than those who ate lunch first.

Experts think the reason for this is because kids are hungrier after getting physical activity from recess, and that they aren't trying to eat quickly to go play.

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