Improving school lunch nutrition

By Jennifer Bowden In Nutrition

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24th January, 2013
The start of the school year means the beginning of the inevitable daily slog – making packed lunches. We might console ourselves with the belief we’re doing our children a favour by providing a lunch that’s more nutritious than those ghastly canteen meals uncovered in British and American schools by English chef Jamie Oliver. Unfortunately, a veritable smorgasbord of research has found this is not the case; in fact, most home-packed lunches are less nutritious than the school-canteen meals. Indeed, the nutritional gap between school meals and home-packed lunches is widening in Britain. ...

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