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Brown bag school lunches have little nutrition -- lots of dessert
Brown bag school lunches have little nutrition -- lots of dessert

What could be more wholesome for students than a bag lunch packed at home? A lunch from the school cafeteria. Researchers found that the typical lunch brought from home contained far fewer vegetables, fruit, meat (or meat alternatives) and whole grains than federal nutrition standards advised. They also included too much salt, soda and dessert, according to a report published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics by researchers who observed 337 kids at a dozen elementary and middle schools in Houston. Since 2012, schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program have had to serve meals that meet the standards set down in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But...

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