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Changing Eating Habits: A Field Experiment in Primary Schools

@inproceedings{Belot2013ChangingEH,
  title={Changing Eating Habits: A Field Experiment in Primary Schools},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Belot and Jonathan James and Patrick James Nolen},
  year={2013}
}
We conduct a field experiment in 31 primary schools in England to test whether incentives to eat fruit and vegetables help children develop healthier habits. The intervention consists of rewarding children with stickers and little gifts for a period of four weeks for choosing a portion of fruit and vegetables at lunch. We compare the effects of two incentive schemes (competition and piece rate) on choices and consumption over the course of the intervention as well as once the incentives are… 
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