"It looks like we found a very promising, low-cost and effective way of improving the nutrition of elementary school children," said study author Robert Siegel from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre."This type of programme may be a useful component in schools trying to improve the nutrition and health of their students," Siegel pointed out.

 Meanwhile, chocolate milk selection decreased from 86.5 percent to 44.6 percent of total milk sales.In addition, fruit selection increased by 20 percent from 1 to 1.2 items per student per day, and vegetable selection rose by 62 percent from 0.74 to 1.2 items per student per day.Power Plate selection increased 335 percent from baseline.The findings were presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

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