Room For Improvement In Elementary School Children’s Lunches And Snacks From Home

“Almost a quarter of the lunches lacked what would be considered an entree, such as a sandwich or leftovers, and were instead made up of a variety of packaged snack foods and desserts.” “The few existing studies on packed lunches report that children who bring their lunch tend to consume fewer fruits and vegetables, less fiber and more total calories than those who participate in the National School Lunch Program,” Goldberg said.
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