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School Lunches Healthier than Homemade

Wednesday, October 05, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Dammlash
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Meals offered by the National School Lunch Program appear to be healthier than those packed at home, a study of second graders showed.

On average, school lunches were more more likely to contain fruits, vegetables, and dairy, whereas those brought from home were more likely to contain snacks high in sugar or fat and non-100% fruit juice (P<0.001 for all), according to Jennette Palcic Moreno, PhD, of the Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston.

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