How to Get Kids to Eat Apples

Slicing an apple will make a child more likely to eat it, says a study from Cornell University.

Refuting the idea that kids reject fruit because of the taste, the researchers found a huge increase in apple consumption in elementary schols that offered sliced apples instead of whole fruit.

Kids reported that having braces or missing teeth made whole apples hard to eat. But sales of apples increased by more than 70 percent when they were precut into six pieces.


"Making Fruit Easier to Eat Increases Sales and Consumption in School Cafeterias," Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, 4/13

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