Study links school-lunch debit accounts to less-healthy eating

10/10/2013 | United Press International

A Cornell University study that examined lunch-payment models found that schools that used a debit-account system that did not allow a cash option sold fewer fruits and vegetables. The study, to be published in the journal Obesity, found that lunches in debit-account schools contained about 63 more calories from foods considered less healthy and 32 fewer calories from healthier choices.

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