Kids with more lunch time eat healthier, study says

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Friday, September 11, 2015

As kids head back to school, parents may wonder if they're eating a healthy lunch - a new study suggests that may depend on how much time they get.

Harvard researchers studied more than 1,000 children in third to eighth grade.

They found kids who got more than 25 minutes to eat lunch selected more fruit and ate nearly 13 percent more of their lunches than those who got less than 20 minutes of lunch time.

Kids with more time also ate more vegetables and drank more milk.