What's an effective way to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables? Pay them. A new study finds that a modest financial reward increases children's consumption during school lunch by 80 percent. Not only does this mean that kids eat better, it could save the country tens of millions of dollars each year.More on Yahoo: Parent Behaviors Linked to Kids' Anxiety Depression
According to nutritional requirements enacted by the federal government in 2012, school lunches are required to include more fruits and veggies. But that doesn't mean that children are eating them. In a prior study, researchers from Brigham Young University and Cornell found that the rules added $5.4 million dollars worth of fruits and vegetables to school lunches per day. However, about two-thirds of that amount — or $3.8 million worth — ended up in the garbage can.
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