School salad bar location influences consumption

December 18, 2015
by Dekalb Pediatrics

Schools with salad bars in the lunch line before the point of purchase had a more than fourfold increase in the consumption of fruits and vegetables among middle-school students than schools where the salad bars were located elsewhere, researchers reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The findings, based on 533 middle-schoolers in Phoenix also showed that students in schools with salad bars in the serving line threw away more fruit and vegetables. Reuters (12/11)

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