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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 and whole grains than federal nutrition standards advised. ---------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post listed quantities of some food items as daily amounts instead of weekly amounts. Lunches served by schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program include 2.5 cups of fruit, 3.75 cups of vegetables, 4 ounces of whole grains and 8 to 10 ounces of meat or meat alternatives over the course of a week. ---------- They also included too much salt, soda...

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