School Lunches Healthier than Bagged Lunches, Study Shows

November 25, 2014 5:00 PM

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The latest nutritional studies show the importance of school meals. According to the researchers, school meals often have higher nutritional quality than the meals packed by parents. Moreover, in schools where breakfast is offered in the classroom, school attendance rates are higher compared to other situations where children have breakfast in other locations. Children are more likely to eat their breakfast if it is offered in the classroom.

“Most studies focus on the foods provided by the schools; but many children bring their lunches from home. Lunches from home should contain healthy foods and help children meet national dietary recommendations,” said Dr. Karen Cullen, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicines and senior...

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