Study: Recess before lunch could benefit students

Putting schoolchildren on the playground before lunch may be the best way to boost their appetites while cutting food waste and discipline problems, says a new study from Ball State University.
But the majority of school administrators don’t realize the potential benefits and still feed students first before allowing them to hit the swings, monkey bars, or four-square courts, said Carol Friesen, a nutrition and dietetics professor.
The study, “Attitudes, Perceived Benefits and Barriers, and Prev...

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