In a world where childhood obesity ranks rampant, more and more parents, educators, and organizations are working towards improving the health of children and preventing the early onset of hypertension, diabetes, and other health risks associated with being overweight. It is no wonder that people are collectively looking for ways to improve the life quality of young children, especially through more nutritious diets. However, it seems that unhealthy eating starts at home.
Researches from Virginia Tech have recently discovered that on average, lunches prepared at home are actually less nutritious than meals offered at school. The study analyzed the packed lunches of thousands of elementary school children, spread out over three schools in Virginia.