Eye on Education

NPR: Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health

Researchers monitored the lunchtime buying habits of 2300 kids and found those who paid with cash made better food choices than those who paid with plastic.

A study in the journal Obesity found that students who used credit or debit cards in the school cafeteria choose fewer fruits and vegetables and more desserts than kids paying with cash. But the researchers say schools should work with the bias instead of trying to fight it.

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