Skip to main content

U finds easy way to get school kids to eat a lot more veggies

The trick: Line their lunch trays with photos of vegetables. The researchers behind the University of Minnesota study say they expected results but were surprised by just how well it worked. One researcher said the idea was to "induce a norm," or give kids the impression that eating veggies "was what people did."
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The trick: Line their lunch trays with photos of vegetables. The researchers behind the University of Minnesota study say they expected results but were surprised by just how well it worked. One researcher said the idea was to "induce a norm," or give kids the impression that eating veggies "was what people did."

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.24.22 AM

Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies

The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.10.50 AM

Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged

Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 9.15.07 AM

Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway

The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.

Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 1.26.13 PM

Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.

ambulance

Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Related

U study finds decrease in teenage eating disorders

Fewer teenage girls are suffering with eating disorders, according to new research from the University of Minnesota. But the same study finds an increase in obesity among minority teenage boys.

U of M professor: Drugs aren't solution to kids' attention problems

A psychology professor from the University of Minnesota is making waves with an article in the Sunday New York Times. L. Alan Sroufe says medicating children is a misguided approach to treating attention disorders. "Putting children on drugs does nothing to change the conditions that derail their development in the first place," he writes.

Schools hope new program will get students to eat more fruit, vegetables

Twenty-one schools are teaming with Health Partners in a new version of a time-honored tradition: urging kids to eat vegetables and fruit. They'll help students track how much they're eating and offer incentives to do better.