Pre-sliced fruit in school cafeterias: children's selection and intake.

@article{Wansink2013PreslicedFI,
  title={Pre-sliced fruit in school cafeterias: children's selection and intake.},
  author={Brian Wansink and David R. Just and Andrew S. Hanks and Laura Smith},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={477-80}
}
BACKGROUND It is often assumed that children avoid fruit in school cafeterias because of higher relative prices and preferences for other foods. Interviews with children reveal that eating whole fresh fruit can be difficult for those with small mouths or braces. Older girls find whole fruits messy and unattractive to eat. PURPOSE To determine the effect of offering pre-sliced fruit in schools on selection and intake. DESIGN Three of six schools were assigned randomly to serve apples in… CONTINUE READING
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