Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

November 8, 2014 8:02 AM

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Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

The research team, led by Alisha R. Farris of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise at Virginia Tech, found that school lunches had better average nutritional quality than packed lunches.

"We found that both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, except school lunches were below energy and iron recommendations, whereas packed lunches exceeded fat and saturated fat recommendations," says Farris.

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