Home packed lunches low on nutrition compared to school lunches, according to study

November 9, 2014 12:13 PM

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Home packed lunches low on nutrition compared to school lunches, according to study

A new study suggests that the lunches that are prepared by schools are high on nutrition compared to lunches packed and sent from home. This is the first study to determine the nutritional value of school lunch and home packed lunch, and is published in November-December issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

For the study, researchers compared more than 750 school meals with more than 560 home packed meals given to pre-K and kindergarten students in 3 schools for five days and analyzed their nutritional values.

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