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School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed Lunches

School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed Lunches
A new study published in the November-December issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found home-packed lunches on the whole had more fat, calories, saturated fat, sugar, vitamin c, and iron than school lunches. Home-packed lunches also had less protein, sodium, fiber, vitamin A, and calcium than school lunches. Furthermore, researchers found that the average school lunch had 512 calories and 26 grams of protein, while home-packed meals averaged 608 calories and only 18 grams of protein. 

 



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