Why Bagged Lunches Aren't as Healthy as Cafeteria Food

November 24, 2014 10:51 PM

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Why Bagged Lunches Aren't as Healthy as Cafeteria Food

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Do you pack lunch for your children to bring to school? A new study says it may be healthier to have them buy food at the cafeteria.

A study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics on Monday found that 9 out of 10 lunches brought from home included chips, desserts, and sweetened drinks. While lunches made at home contained fewer calories on average, they also had more sodium and fewer servings of f...

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