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Study underscores need for food literacy, national school food program

Western’s HEAL survey shows kids with higher food knowledge likely to eat more fruit, vegetables

Posted on: Nov 1, 2022

Featured in Western News 

Children have been told, Eat your fruits and vegetables” throughout generations. But a new study out of Western’s Human Environment’s Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) shows knowledge ─ not nagging ─ could be the missing ingredient in getting kids to up their intake of these nutrient-dense foods.

The survey-based study is one of many projects related to children’s health and well-being, conducted as part of HEAL’s larger mission to mobilize knowledge to create healthy, thriving communities.”

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