This is important, because only 4 of 10 kids have enough fruit in their diets, so perhaps apples are the answer. Or maybe the answer is cash… as a different study released a week ago, conducted in Utah across six elementary schools, tried to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables by one of three ways… cash, praise, and nothing.
The results: praise worked a bit, but as they say, cash is king. And even when the spigot was turned off after three months, six months after that, those kids were still eating more fruits than their peers, even though they were no longer getting paid.
ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York City to discuss with Chris Fisher, who filled in for Jim Watkins.